- “Tunnel Vision” Redux: Did a Kremlin-backed Russian TV network hack into C-SPAN?
- “Tell them they can laugh at me”: Remembering the humorous side of David Bowie
- Katrina Diaspora: Robert Mugge discusses the making of “New Orleans Music in Exile”
- “Junior High School”: The musical that found the high notes of your awkward hormone-driven years!
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
- Subway Blues: Robert Mugge discusses the making of “Last of the Mississippi Jukes”
- Night Flight’s World Music Library: Featuring eight music docs by Moroccan-born producer/director Izza Génini
- Night Flight’s Stuart Samuels tells us about co-producing “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years”
- Something Weird is happenin’ on Night Flight: Check out our classic cult, hippie & biker flicks, drive-in sleaze and exploitation movies!
- Night Flight brings you Italo-West from Wild East: Imported Spaghetti Westerns
All posts tagged "sketch comedy"
“Not Necessarily The News”: HBO’s ’80s news satire paved the way for “The Daily Show” & other TV parodies
Years before Comedy Central’s beloved “The Daily Show“ premiered on July 22, 1996 — in the evening time slot previously occupied by Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” (which had been snapped up by the ABC network), and originally...
- Posted January 2, 2017
“Ohh Noo…”: Night Flight fondly remembers Mr. Bill, one of our 80s TV show’s favorite features
One of the highlights of of our “History of Night Flight” episode — it originally aired on June 4, 1987, and you can now watch it in its entirety on our Night Flight Plus channel — is...
- Posted September 20, 2016
“Really Weird Tales”: SCTV alumni were the best thing about HBO’s short-lived 1986 anthology sketch series
Thirty years ago, in the fall of 1986, the HBO network aired three 30-minute episodes of a brand new anthology sketch comedy series, called “Really Weird Tales,” which featured Second City TV alumnus among the show’s cast,...
- Posted August 10, 2016
“Assaulted Nuts”: The short-lived British/US sketch comedy series highlighted a classic Comedy Cuts in 1987
On March 20, 1987, “Night Flight” presented one of our classic Comedy Cuts segments, offering up a sampling of the short-lived“Assaulted Nuts,” which was described as a British comedy sketch show although it was actually a co-production...
- Posted July 27, 2016
“Loose Shoes”: “Here’s a movie that makes Mel Brooks’s humor seem sophisticated, Woody Allen’s statuesque”
The 1980 film Loose Shoes — a relatively late entry in what we like to call omnibus films, comprised of satirical sketches, skits, parodies, musical performances, and fake film clips — is likely and perhaps luckily forgotten...
- Posted December 6, 2015
“Dynamite Chicken”: “Shtick, bits, pieces, girls, some hamburger, a little hair, a lady, some fellas, some religious stuff, and a lot of other things.”
In this skit culled from Dynamite Chicken, Tuli Kupferberg of the Fugs and actors from Revolting Theatre — Marshall Effron, Lanny Kenfield and Sylvia Topp — take on the always current topic of police brutality, showing how...
- Posted November 2, 2015
National Lampoon’s “Disco Beaver from Outer Space”: HBO’s lowest-rated comedy show ever!
All this week Night Flight is paying tribute to the influential National Lampoon — mainly because this Friday, September 25th, Douglas Tirola’s new documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon will be released...
- Posted September 24, 2015
“Turn-On”: The irreverent 1969 comedy skit show that was canceled after just one episode
Legendary TV producer George Schlatter was so successful with TV shows like “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” that you would think he’d have success with any show of his that got on the air, but on Wednesday, February...
- Posted August 28, 2015