The AT&T of sketch shows. Aired from 1995-2009. Unlike other sketch shows- it was not live. Some people liked it others fucking hated it. The cast was mostly comprised of C-list improv actors and stand-ups. The writing mostly sucked but the cast wasn't terrible. Generally the show was either doing okay or sucking donkey dongs.
Despite the name, it had almost no relation to the popular MAD magazine.
Not the worst sketch show in the word (it's Turn-On, wikipedia the show) but is out of SNL's league with 5 season exceptions.
Rotten Tomatoes; 6.0/10 fresh
Joe; Just saw Madtv last week.
Joe; You know, that sub-par sketch show.
Jon; Yeah, I still have no clue.
Joe; Forget it
MADtv is a sketch comedy show on FOX. The show started in 1995, and is currently on it's 10th season. It is fast paced, wild and crazy humor, lots of fun and funny cast members.
The cast members write most of their sketches which is very cool. They have reccuring characters, they parodie music vieos, impersonate celebrities, and just fool around with the cast members and stuff!
Shot in Hollywood, CA. Tickets are FREE. Live tapings occur ever other Friday.
The MADtv DVDs some out sometime in September of 2004.
Stuart: Linda? Linda? Linda? Linda? Linnnnndaaaaaaaa... Linda?
Linda: Yes yes, *annoyed sigh* what is it Stuart
Stuart: ...Look what I can do!
(Stuart jumps and dances around)
Linda: You know what, you know what Stuart look what I can do
(Linda jumps around, mocking Stuart)
Linda: See that is not that hard, that is not a good trick!
Stuart: You're ugly