Baroness von sketch

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Toronto Life - - The Fifty Most Influential 2018 -

the fun­ni­est four­some in Cana­dian com­edy is fol­low­ing the same path to global star­dom blazed by Kids in the Hall, SCTV and, more re­cently, Nathan For You. The show plays on IFC in the U.S., where it’s just as ap­pre­ci­ated as an­other cul­tural ex­port (“Baroness Von Sketch Show Is The Best Thing To Come Out Of Canada Since Ryan Gosling,” ex­claimed Vogue). Their niche is richly pro­duced, tightly edited, wickedly funny send-ups of ur­ban liv­ing—book clubs where no one has read the book, in­spi­ra­tional tat­toos, short­lived mar­riages—with a se­ri­ous Toronto bent (think white squir­rel cameos). In the era of #metoo, some of their best sketches are sav­age takes on male power.

friends in high places: Samantha Bee is an ad­mirer.

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