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Snuff Box: Best Sketch Comedy Show You’ve Never Heard Of
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Snuff Box is the name of the greatest sketch comedy show you’ve never heard of. I’d venture so far as to say it’s a work of demented genius. Make that two demented geniuses, Matt Berry (IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) and Rich Fulcher (“Bob Fossil,” “Eleanor,” etc., on The Mighty Boosh). First broadcast at 11pm on BBC3 in 2006 and never broadcast again, Snuff Box sadly was missed by its target audience, who ended up discovering it anyway, via YouTube and Bit Torrent. (Snuff Box finally came out on DVD in 2008).

Each episode begins with Berry and Fulcher (playing “themselves”) walking down a white hallway, before choosing a door leading to a typically odd “situation.” The pair are employed as government hangmen. They also spend a lot of time in a gentleman’s club (where time travel occurs), nursing whiskeys and swearing. There is a LOT of swearing in Snuff Box, so much so that it gives Deadwood a run for the money. It’s one of the meanest spirited comedies I can think of (not that this is a bad thing, of course).

Here are some of my favorite Snuff Box moments. First, the awkward date:

The Empty Room

The Guitar Lesson

Isn’t it about time Adult Swim picked this sucker up for American audiences??? (Hint, hint).

Matt and Rich Kill Elton John

Mac vs PC

The Swearing Song

Berry and Fulcher interview

Mustard magazine: Berry and Fulcher interview

Posted by Richard Metzger
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