In this bizarre mélange of sitcom and variety show, Canadian porkpie-wearing comic Seán Cullen weaves musically-backed standup into especially absurd (and generally quite risqué) comedic ...
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In this bizarre mélange of sitcom and variety show, Canadian porkpie-wearing comic Seán Cullen weaves musically-backed standup into especially absurd (and generally quite risqué) comedic plots. Cullen shares his house with his Band who live in the living room, Betty and Sonny who live in the kitchen and Winston who dwells exclusively in the cellar. Each week Sean welcomes special guests into his home for a half hour to experience his own peculiar brand of comedy. Apparently not quite satisfied with that degree of unconventionality, Cullen has quite jarringly ripped down the fourth wall, adding studio audience participation to the mix as well as involving a pair of "critics" sitting in the crowd as an integral part of the cast.Written by
I would never have been fortunate enough to see this show except someone posted it on the Usenet; the world's best source for obscure media. Frankly, in my mind this is a classic example of what is good about file sharing. I am now aware of a show and a comedian that I would otherwise never have known of, and would gladly buy videos/DVDs of this series (if they ever wise up enough to make them available). That aside: the series is absurd and delightful. Like Britcoms, Canadian humor (someone come up with a clever knick-name for these, ok?) is different enough to appeal for the novelty, but the sheer quality of the show brings it universal appeal. If you get a chance, watch one! You'll want more.
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