A mixture of skit comedy and stand-up from a Seattle-based group of performers. Skits tended to focus on social issues, such as "The Worst Girlfriend in the World". One regular feature was ... See full summary »
A divorced father and his eight-year-old son are about to spend a somewhat predictable weekend together, nevertheless, when a valuable toolbox gets stolen, the search for the thieves will soon turn into a true family bonding.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.
Almost Live was not only a funny Seattle show, it was funny on a national level easily equal to or superior to Saturday Night Live at the time.
The (206) is simply not Almost Live. We love Pat Cashman. We love John Keister. We want them to succeed. Problem is.... this honestly is just awful. The comic timing is completely off, the jokes are terrible and not even remotely clever. The most mediocre comedian would shake his head in sadness watching the skits and monologues. One of the rules of comedy is to find the joke behind a situation, discard it immediately and then look a little harder for the more clever joke that surprises the audience and hits the funny bone. The (206) ALWAYS goes for the first, obvious, mediocre joke.
One example of the obvious joke: "People say that Dori Manson is a girl's name. That's ridiculous! Manson is a guys' name. See, 'Man' is in the name." REALLY? That's a joke? If a 3rd grader was trying to use this to joke with his parents I might pet his head condescendingly... but professional comedians?! If one of these slipped through... okay... a moan once in awhile is understandable but MOST of the jokes are just that weak! I really want Pat Cashman and John Keister to stay on the air. I want good, topical Seattle humor. Please, please hire more/better writers and bring some of your old cast back.
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