Tim and Eric


In many ways American comedy has always lagged behind the British when it comes to pushing the medium forward. ย I needn’t even give examples to prove my point, considering the ubiquity of influential British comedy. ย Indeed, even the subversive duo of Tim and Eric (who I choose to spotlight today) have much in common with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer – not even mentioning the clear parallels between their work onย Check it Out with Dr. Steve Bruleย and the output of Chris Morris (particularlyย The Day Todayย andย Brass Eye). ย The Americans however, despite the obvious lines of influence that can be drawn, tend to take different spins on our attempts. ย …   [continue reading]