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Robert Smigel’s TV FUNHOUSE Live - And First Full Onstage STATE Reunion In 12 Years - Coming To SF Next Month??

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Look at the fun coming to the Bay Area in less than a month:
Hi guys! Wanted to follow up here, as I definitely think this is worthy of AICN. SF Sketchfest: The San Francisco Comedy Festival runs January 15 - 31, and marks the first time in 12 years all eleven members of The State ((Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter and David Wain) will be performing onstage together. Just a few other festival highlights include: - opening night with Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! - Robert Smigel will receive the SF Sketchfest Comedy Writing Award and will also appear, along with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog et al, in TV Funhouse Live - a salute to Bud Cort with a screening of Harold and Maude at the historic Castro Theatre - Fernwood Reunion with Martin Mull and Fred Willard - Jon Hamm appearing in both Game Show Explosion! and on Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo
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  • Dec. 17, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    You dip your balls in it.

    by durmer killik

    Your balls, you dip them in it.

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Or put your weed in it.

    by durmer killik

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    I can't remember.

    by durmer killik

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    SNL TV Funhouse is Gad-awful

    by jimmy_009

    Thank the lord they stopped doing those D.O.A. turds.

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST


    by RenoNevada2000

    Shit, I may just have to quit my job and leave my wife and go to this!!!

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Put your weed in there was SNL.

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    I think I remember a total of three things from The State-- dip my balls, a recurring bit with two of the guys doing some martini cocktail deal on the surface of the moon, and this one sketch where they were in all in high school and kept breaking the fourth wall to tell you what they were really feeling.

  • Dec. 17, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST


    by thegreatwhatzit

    (cue for "barfing" sound effect) Check please! Assholes!

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 12:19 a.m. CST

    TV Funhouse brought usually the only laughs...

    by Lenny Nero any given SNL episode for perhaps 10 years now. <p>And The State plus Tim & Eric? It's good I live in the East Bay, because I'm there.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    I Have Eight Watches.....None Of Them Are Fake!!

    by thelordofhell

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by wash

    is named after his idol, Jimmy Fallon. Anything that took time away from his fantasy future husband made him cry/cut himself/post bs on the internet.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3 a.m. CST

    Mice again...

    by Sulla

    TV Funhouse was hilarious, this would be a gem to see live.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Dear God ... please kill Tim

    by chrth

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Boys and girls!....

    by Alifemde

    Action! Action!!! <p>God bless The State... And God DAMN MTV! Why not get that completed The State DVD set out on the market before DVD becomes obsolete, fartknockers!

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    I base my "bs" opinion on the fact that not only did I NEVER laugh during those terrible, terrible animations, NEITHER DID THE AUDIENCE. Was there anything more of a downer than when the audience gave a pity clap at the end, after not laughing ONCE during the entire, usually overlong bits?

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST


    by skimn

    You are aware of the hilarious short lived Comedy Central series TV Funhouse...right? The SNL segments could vary week to week, but the creation of The Ambiguous Gay Duo is classic.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Tim and Eric, The State, Fernwood, etc.

    by skimn

    I dearly love them all, but will the building be able to withstand all that ironic weight??

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Yeah where is the damn State DVD?

    by Jor-El23

    That thing has been rumored for years, longer than the show was on the air or popular. Get it done!

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I wanna dip my BALLS in it!!!!!!!!!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Wow, The State... I would not have expected them to reassemble.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Oh... don't forget to bring the...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ... 240 dollars, worth o' puddin'<p> Awww yeah.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    The Ambiguoulsy Funny Show

    by ArcadianDS

    30 minutes of audio tape of Ross Perot on Meet the Press played over animations of him whipping Obama ala "Roots" and wearing a pink tutu.<p> I have better ways to waste my life. Talkbacks, for example.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Yes I'm aware of it...

    by jimmy_009

    ...that's why I specifically said the SNL Funhouse. The AGD was the only good bit, and it ensured that they'd be running shitty ones for years to come, long after it was clear none of them were funny. Truly the most painful thing during a very painful time on SNL.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    gotcha...I do recall a Michael Jackson bit that was pretty damn good.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    People not laughing at SNL's TV Funhouse?

    by Lenny Nero

    These were the people who laughed at the Ferrell/Oteri cheerleader sketch week-after-week, so I consider them not laughing at TV Funhouse to be the highest of compliments.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    I Have Eight Watches......None Of Them Are Fake!!

    by thelordofhell

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    SNL years with TV Funhouse

    by wash

    Lenny knows what's up. <br><br>My wife and I would watch the first sketch, and then check the intro if there was going to be a new TV Funhouse. If not, shit got turned off real quick. Unless there was a good host or musical act, it really wasn't worth watching otherwise.

  • Dec. 18, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    The only thing better would be

    by darquelyte

    If they could have gotten the Original Cast of Mad TV to appear since it's now been canceled.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Michael Ian Black

    by Friendo