All posts tagged: sketch

Why I love Dave Foley

If you live in Canada (like I do), you’ve recently seen the resurrection of the career of a comedy genius…Dave Foley. It might not be so much of a resurrection, but maybe it’s an acknowledgement of his brand of humor and years of great work. Dave is now the center and star of CTV’s new hit series Spun Out. Although I must admit, I really dislike this program. It’s just a poorly written and poorly executed office sitcom. Despite this it still hasn’t changed my opinion of Dave Foley. He’s one of the few comedian/actors out there who has made way more bad movies/TV shows than good, but still withholds a reputation of being brilliant. Why’s that? Just watch below…. Dave was one of the founding members of the famed Canadian comedy group Kids in the Hall. Kids in the Hall had a five season run on CBC, pushing boundaries with every sketch. The popularity of their show went as far as a feature film. They were so good that when they finished their series …

Did we ever figure out what sex Pat was?

It’s one of the rare films that have a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (of course that’s cause only 11 people watched the movie), It’s Pat was a 1994 flick based off the popular Saturday Night Live character. The film centered on Pat, an obnoxious job-hopper of indeterminable sex who is searching for a steady foundation in life. What does that mean? It means the running joke was that we never knew if Pat was a guy or a girl. Great for a sketch, even a couple of them, but for a full length movie….no thank you. The film opened in three cities, and allegedly grosses only $60,822. Not only was it a box office failure but the critics ate it alive. “Shocking unfunny” was one of the many poor reviews actress Julia Sweeney and the film received.  The film was clear frontrunner to take home the many Razzie awards it was nominated for…that is until Showgirls won them all. The interesting thing was that the plot (and sketches) always centered on find out Pat’s …