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  1. breaking
    14 of the Greatest Breaks in Comedy HistoryAs much as you might want to disrespect comedians breaking character, you can’t dispute its effectiveness.
  2. chat room
    Alex Borstein on Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Reuniting With Amy Sherman-Palladino“The hardest thing in the world to depict dramatically is stand-up.”
  3. Inside the New ‘MADtv’ with Castmember Chelsea Davison 2009 marked the end of a 14-season run for the FOX sketch comedy show MADtv. The series, through its audacious and irreverent takes on pop […]
  4. Meet the Cast of The CW’s ‘MADtv’ RevivalIn April, The CW announced that a MADtv revival was in the works, and today they revealed the full cast. According to TV Line, the revival […]
  5. oral history
    An Oral History of MADtv, the Sketch Show That Never Quite Changed Comedy“When we did impressions, they were pretty mean. Britney Spears at one point saw me, and her bodyguard very not-so-subtly pushed me about seven feet away from her.”
  6. revivals
    MADtv Is Coming Back With Cast Members New and OldEight new episodes.
  7. The CW Orders a Primetime ‘MADtv’ RevivalIf you thought MADtv was dead, think again, because today Deadline reports that the CW has revived the former Fox sketch series by ordering […]
  8. the industry
    MADtv Is Having a 20-Year Reunion Special on the CWStuart better be there.
  9. The CW Will Air a ‘MADtv’ 20th Anniversary Special Next MonthNow that Saturday Night Live’s anniversary special has come and gone, another major network sketch show is set to celebrate its time on the air […]
  10. key and peele
    How Hillary’s Anger Translator on Key & Peele Came to Life“I’m leaning into the idea that they’re from Arkansas, and there’s some trashy nugget of her that lies behind Hillary’s exterior.”
  11. Watch Stephnie Weir Do a Live Psychic Reading at Second City in 1998Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy’s biggest superstars performing early in […]
  12. mad tv
    Nobody Needs a New TV AnymoreSo why are TV-makers still coming up with new models?
  13. Talking to Ike Barinholtz About ‘The Mindy Project’, ‘MADtv’, and His […]From Twitter buddy to staff writer to breakout series regular, Ike Barinholtz earned a well-deserved meteoric rise during the first season of […]
  14. 11 Shows That Went Head-to-Head With ‘SNL’ and LostSaturday Night Live is an institution that has been considered overrated and underrated since its debut in 1975, always provoking debate, […]
  15. Adult Swim Orders a Pilot from ‘South Park’s Pam Brady and ‘MADtv’s Arden […]Adult Swim has a new 11-minute cop comedy on the way. Deadline reports the network has greenlit a live-action pilot called Hole to Hole that’ll […]
  16. The Lost Roles Interview with Eddie PepitoneLost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each […]
  17. overnights
    Girls Recap: You’re on Your Own, KidNow that every critic possible has written about it, Lena Dunham’s HBO series finally airs its first episode.
  18. 8 of MADtv’s Most Memorable CharactersFor 14 seasons, Fox’s MADtv served as the top sketch comedy show alternative to SNL and helped launch the careers of Artie Lange, Michael […]
  19. chat room
    The Key and Peele Guys on Their Comedy Central Debut, Playing the ‘Race Card,’ and Poop Jokes“When you say poop, people laugh.”
  20. Looking Back at MADtvMADtv was created by Fax Bahr and Adam Small, two writers from In Living Color, Fox’s first sketch show. It’s very easy to see MADtv as Fox’s […]
  21. clickables
    See MADtv’s Ms. Swan Dance the Black Swan“Échappé! Dave Chappelle!”
  22. Slideshows
    What You Missed at L.A. Loves Alex’s LemonadeGiada DeLaurentiis, Jennifer Garner, and Jim Belushi joined a dream-team of national chefs and great L.A. restaurants at Culver Sutdios on Sunday.
  23. late shifting
    What Would Conan’s Potential Gabfest on Fox Have in Common With MADtv?More than meets the eye!
  24. australia
    Harry Connick Jr.’s Non-Blackface MadTV Sketch the Same As Blackface Jackson 5 Tribute, Claim Incorrect PeopleHarry Connick Jr. is being branded a hypocrite by idiots.
  25. cancellations
    ‘MADtv’ CanceledFox’s ‘SNL’ competitor, ‘MADtv,’ won’t be returning for a fifteenth season next year.
  26. intel
    Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein: The Set ListRemember yesterday, when Cindy Adams claimed that Jerry Springer the Opera had defiled the “holy temple” of Carnegie Hall? That the performance was “despicable, debasing, disgusting, degrading, dehumanizing, revolting,” etc? Well, we only wish she had been at Carnegie Hall last night. The downtown comedy club Comix set up a musical revue there, with proceeds to benefit the Writers Guild, starring Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and MadTV star Alex Borstein. It was riotous. Janeane Garofalo did some stand-up to introduce the pair (while also introducing the theory that if pristine screen goddess Natalie Portman were to ever defecate, the result would be rushed to Magnolia Bakery to make delightful “confections”), and then MacFarlane and Borstein took the stage to sing a song for every letter of the alphabet. They described the lineup as akin to “listening to a retard’s iPod.” Below, we have their set list. Remember, MacFarlane and Borstein voice many of the characters on Family Guy, and MacFarlane’s actual everyday voice is that of Brian, the alcoholic dog. Anyway, for diehard fans, here’s what you missed: A. The theme from Animal House B. “But I’m Yours,” from Family Guy C. “Call Me” by Blondie, as sung by Borstein’s MadTV character Ms. Swan D. “Don’t Stop Believin’” E. “Edelweiss” [Ed: This is where it all began to go downhill.] Borstein interrupted MacFarlane to say that, as a Jew, she didn’t like how this song glorified the Austrians’ role in WWII. MacFarlane considered this, and then replied, “Carnegie Hall is not the place to bring your fucking Hebrew baggage.”