Entertainment Weekly - 12/05/2003
"...The show was a pastiche of pointed pop-culture satire....STILLER proved to be the Big Bang of the decade's smartest humor..."
Rolling Stone - 01/22/2004
"[With] fiendishly twisted pop-culture parodies..."
In 1992, a sketch comedy program debuted with little fanfare. With minimal promotional push on a struggling network, THE BEN STILLER SHOW only lasted 12 episodes despite critical raves. Though short lived, the series had a great impact on American comedy. The sardonic skits and pop culture savvy would become staples of comedic fare in the following years. And the young cast of unknowns (Ben Stiller, Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, and Bob Odenkirk) would go on to perform in and create some of the most memorably hilarious works of the ensuing decade, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW, NEWS RADIO, and MR. SHOW to name a few. This scathingly funny collection contains all 12 original episodes, plus an additional episode which was never broadcast.
Sketch Comedy |
Television / TV Series