Alternative Comedy: because it really is a thing. Coined in the 1980s, alternative comedy is a form that makes a conscious decision to deviate from what are established elements in the mainstream form of comedy. Comedic duo, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim describe their sketch comedy show as, “the nightmare version of television; this is Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Each typical episode features bizarre and often times, surreal scenarios, relying on shock value and “cringe comedy”. Notable characters include Spaghett, John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule, and cooking show host, Tragg, played by Fred Willard, wherein the chef blends complete meals with his Brown Slop mix on Tragg’s Trough.
Time Commitment: 5 Seasons