People often ask us how we come up with sketch ideas. The answer is simple, although the process is not. It involves a series of wooden cups, each of a precise and different diameter, filled with volumes of water determined by the phases of the moon. Jupiter's moon. Also we're drunk a lot of the time, so that could be completely untrue.
I guess what I'm saying is, ideas are a fragile and fleeting mystery. For example, should our next sketch be about genitals or pooping? It's hard to say. You've got to put your ear to the ground, get the word on the street. If the word on the street is genitals, well, then... there you go.
In the end, the important question isn't where our ideas come from; it's where they're going. And that's usually the bottom of Abe's stew pot, where they simmer to perfection alongside a blend of secret herbs and encrypted spices. Mmm, them's good ideas.
DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, SMART GUY?
In case you're looking for some solid comedy to jazz up a lagging party, brighten an otherwise miserable existence, or just wile away a rainy afternoon, we've taken the liberty of watching a shitload of TV and synthesizing the finest in programming through a precise method known as "our opinions." In other words, here's some funny stuff that we think you may like and, more importantly for our indie cred, may not have heard of yet:Peep Show - The worst friends ever live in the same flat. They so happen to be the kings of awkward comedy.
That Mitchell and Webb Look - The same guys have a sketch show that is better than we are.
Spaced - The people who brought you Shaun of the Dead in their first original series.
Stella - Ditto, but from the guys who brought you Wet Hot American Summer.
Mr. Show - Probably the best iteration of the "fluid sketch comedy" idea. Try it; you'll like it.
Home Movies - Adult Swim's forgotten gem.
Clerks: The Animated Series - There's only six episodes, but they're all better than Clerks II.
Superjail! - Drugs, violence, cartoons and other great things as well. Tex Avery reborn.
The Venture Bros. - The best designers in the business. All dressed up as Johnny Quest, golly!
Once you've watched all those, get back to us and we'll move on to books, comics, movies and video games. Maybe one day we can be the SAME PERSON!