Baroness von sketch
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.
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