The Ben Stiller Show

1992, TV Show

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Before Zoolander, Night at the Museum, Dodgeball and Meet the Parents there was The Ben Stiller Show! Get a glimpse of Stiller's early years in this acclaimed but short-lived comedy series. Launched in 1992, the ingeniously funny television sketch series earned an Emmy for comedic writing and became the darling of widespread critical acclaim. Get ready for the funniest show you never saw!

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Season 1, Episode 13
The cast introduces several comedy sketches. Sketches include: Zoo TV At Night in which Stiller does his parody of Bono of U2; Otto The Anti-Cupid; Kreepee Board; Michael Pheret, Weasel Agent with Howie Mandell;

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Season 1, Episode 12
The cast introduces several comedy sketches. Sketches include: A Few Good Scouts - a parody of A Few Good Men; "Cops" in Medieval Times; Ben Stiller's Music News with Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg) and Casey Kasem; American Profiles: High-Tech Hillbillies; The Legend of T.J. O'Pootertoot with David Cross; Grady's Oats

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Season 1, Episode 11
From a beach, the cast introduces several comedy sketches. FRED WILLARD (Best In Show, Waiting For Guffman) guest stars. Sketches include: Relaxation Tape No. 2; Roundtable; Ben, Janeane And Andy on Beach; Headslammers Ball is a spoof of Headbangers Ball in which Garofalo interviews Metallica's Lars Ulrich (Odenkirk) and James Hetfield (Stiller) along with contributions from Andy Dick as Pauly Shore and Fred Willard as Pauly Shore's father; Andy Dick's Political Children's Theatre; Public TV Telethon; Andy As A Mime; Relaxation Tape No. 6; Bruce Springsteen makes an answering machine message tape

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Emmy Watch: Canceled Shows Still Have Their Eye on the Prize

With executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna back at the helm, critics and fans agreed that Community regained its mojo this past season. Considering the major arc for star Joel McHale, big guest turns by stars like Jonathan Banks and John Oliver, and an emotional farewell to star Donald Glover, it's reasonable to expect the show to be an Emmy contender in several key comedy categories, including Outstanding Writing.

There's just one pesky problem... read more

Ben Stiller Develops Family Comedy at ABC

Ben Stiller is getting in the family way at ABC. Stiller's production company has sold the multi-generational half-hour sitcom Between Two Kings to the network, which will develop the script with an eye toward next fall.

Jeff Kahn, whose credits include The Ben Stiller Show and Crackle's digital series The Writers Room, will write the comedy and executive produce with Stiller. Between Two Kings centers on a divorced dad with sole custody of his 11-year-old son who wind up moving in with the man's ailing father. The lead character, torn between a narcissistic father and demanding son, must still find time run a business and re-enter the dating scene.

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Janeane Garofalo Had No Idea She Was Married for 20 Years

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Unless it doesn't and you wind up married for 20 years.

That's exactly what happened to comedienne Janeane Garofalo, who revealed she only recently discovered she had been married for the past 20 years to... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Tony Robbins? Gimme a Break!

Jeers to NBC for turning over an hour of primetime to a glorified infomercial.

The Peacock has flirted with the equivalent of self-help ads (The Biggest Loser, Losing It With Jillian), but the net has truly crossed the line with Breakthrough with Tony Robbins, an hourlong series debuting July 27 at 8/7c. That's right, "author, strategist and coach" Robbins—who was mocked as a charlatan nearly 20 years ago on The Ben Stiller Show ("I hypnotize you with my teeth, and you pay me money!")—is now a network-TV star... read more

Kudrow's Comeback: "We Don't Feel Done"

For those of you who Valerie Cherish'd HBO's The Comeback, here something to make you say, "I wanna see that!" The single-season look at a onetime sitcom queen's bid for a return to fame arrives on DVD this week, complete with extras, including an update on the horrific role Val has since been offered and a look at her Dancing with the Stars stint. TVGuide.com spoke with cocreator Lisa Kudrow, Emmy-nominated for playing the hapless actress, about her ongoing Comeback, Valerie's A-list "Angel" of a fan, and Madonna stealing her hair. read more

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Premiered: September 27, 1992, on FOX
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Premise: The actor-filmmaker starred in, produced, directed and co-wrote this sharp sketch-comedy series that quickly faded, but later won a writing Emmy.

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