January 23, 2009 by MK
Underrated, long-forgotten and absolutely classic, The Dana Carvey Show lasted a mere 7 weeks in the pre-Lewinsky world of 1996. Carvey had the balls to do absurdity in the time slot following the suburban mind-turnoff of Home Improvement. Needless to say, the two weren’t very compatible. But the show was a springboard for an insane amount of talent. Check the roster:
Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Charlie Kaufman, Robert Smigel, Louis C.K., Dino Stamatopoulos. Here’s a few examples of a show far ahead of its time.
Tom Brokaw gets all his ducks in a row:
Paul McCartney has become Dana Carvey’s impression of Paul McCartney (3 minute mark):
And, for award show season (2 minute mark):