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Inside 'The Ben Stiller Show's 20 Year Reunion

The cast and crew of The Ben Stiller Show reunited at The Paley Center in New York this weekend, celebrating the short-lived but influential Fox series' 20 year anniversary. The panel included co-creators Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow, cast members Andy Dick and Janeane Garofalo, and writers Rob Cohen and Jeff Kahn, with cast member/writer Bob Odenkirk appearing via Skype. The Comic's Comic reports that Garofalo and Cohen announced the annulment of their fake marriage at the panel. The two, who were dating at the time, married each other at a Las Vegas drive-thru wedding chapel as a gag 20 years ago and recently got it annulled so [...]

An Evening of New Content and Conversation from the Cast of The Ben Stiller Show

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

I don't think I'm going out on a limb here if I say that the bulk of the people reading this article have probably seen [...]

Looking Back at The Ben Stiller Show

The Ben Stiller Show was a brief but important show in the history of sketch comedy. The show ran on FOX from September 1992 through January 93, lasting just 13 episodes. It’s probably best remembered today for the people involved with the show who would go on to later fame, such as Judd Apatow and Andy Dick. It’s also where Bob Odenkirk, David Cross and Dino Stamatopoulos met. A few years later the three of them would help develop another important sketch show, Mr. Show.

The show features some sketches that anticipate the complex satire of both politics and pop culture that Mr. Show would specialize in. Take [...]