CLL #662 (feat. Will Sasso & Aries Spears) – 04/13/1998 – Monday Night Show
Source – Melissa Tape (2014) with Kevin Tape (2016) patches.
Another long lost episode, entirely absent from the internet forever until today. Will and Aries are promoting MADtv on Fox, Will has two other known appearances, he returns on 03/11/2004 and again on 01/13/2005 where Adam and Will come up with ‘The Gay Morning Zoo” bit that is an all-time classic. Aries returns to the show on 09/02/2004 with “shots to the face” after Adam is fresh from a fishing trip in Mexico. I still haven’t had time to even listen to this show, so we’re all hearing it again for the first time, enjoy!
From Wiki: William “Will” Sasso (born May 24, 1975) is a Canadian actor and comedian, most notable for his five seasons as a cast member on MADtv from 1997 to 2002 and for starring as Curly in the 2012 film reboot of The Three Stooges.
From Wiki: Aries Spears (born April 3, 1975) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, and comedian. Spears was a regular on Fox’s sketch comedy series MADtv, appearing in 198 episodes, making him the second longest-serving cast member on the show falling behind Michael McDonald. He recently released a special called Aries Spears: Hollywood, Look I’m Smiling.
From Wiki: Mad TV (stylized as MADtv) is an American comedy sketch television series originally inspired by Mad magazine. The show featured animated Spy vs. Spy and Don Martin cartoon shorts as well as images of Alfred E. Neuman in earlier seasons, although the sketch comedy rarely if ever had any relation to the magazine’s content. Its first TV broadcast was on October 14, 1995. The one-hour show first-ran on Saturday nights on Fox, and was in syndication on Comedy Central. In Australia the show screens on satellite and cable TV channel The Comedy Channel and in late-night timeslots on free-to-air broadcaster the Nine Network and its affiliates.
Mad TV was created by Fax Bahr and Adam Small. The series was originally produced by Bahr/Small Productions and Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment (QDE). After Bahr and Small left the series at the end of the third season (they were later credited as “executive consultants“), the series was handled by QDE and distributed by WB Television Distribution (its parent company Time Warner Entertainment owns Mad magazine through its DC Comics subsidiary). The series was directed by Bruce Leddy (196 episodes), as well as David Grossman, and Amanda Bearse.
On November 12, 2008, Fox announced that Mad TV’s 14th season would be its last. David Salzman said that he would be exploring the continuation of the show on another channel; possibly cable. In early 2009, the show was moved to air after Talkshow with Spike Feresten, the show that normally followed Mad TV, as a test, before being moved back. The series finale aired on May 16, 2009. The show was nominated for 35 Emmy awards, winning five, and was succeeded by an unrelated animated sketch comedy series, MAD, that premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010.
On December 11, 2015, it was reported that the series would be returning for a one-hour special on The CW to celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary; the special aired on January 12, 2016. A large portion of the original cast returned.
On April 11, 2016, The CW announced that it was reviving the show for an 8-episode season to air in primetime. On June 15, 2016, the season was confirmed by The CW to be airing July 26 at 9 p.m
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