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The Lost 'SNL' Reality Show: Will Sketch Comedy Ever Have Its Own 'American Idol'?

American Idol has been the #1 show on TV for the better part of the last decade, and given its raging popularity, it’s pretty surprising that no one has ever aped it with a sketch comedy competition show. Sure, there was Last Comic Standing, NBC’s underwhelming riff on American Idol with stand-ups battling for a sitcom deal instead of musicians for a record contract, or Acceptable.TV, Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab’s short-lived VH1 adaptation of their democratic video sketch fest Channel 101, but sketch comedians have never had a cheesy, performer-based TV competition to call their own. Just because there hasn’t been a show like that, though, doesn’t mean [...]