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Michael Showalter unearthed a clip from an obscure sketch show with Stephen Colbert

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Though he was ostensibly there to promote Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer sequel or The Big Sick (which he directed), Michael Showalter took some time out of a recent appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show to unearth a weird artifact from their past. As comedy fans surely know, Michael Showalter was part of MTV’s short-lived (yet beloved) ‘90s sketch show The State, and Stephen Colbert was part of Comedy Central’s similarly short-lived ‘90s sketch show Exit 57, but after both of those had ended they briefly teamed up for a VH1 sketch show called Random Play that also featured Jim Gaffigan, Andy Richter, and a few other comedy people who have gone on to better things.

On The Late Show, Showalter brought a VHS tape of a sketch that he and Colbert had done, and he explained that he had no idea what was on it because he doesn’t own a VCR anymore. Thankfully, somebody at The Late Show does, and they pulled a clip from the tape:

It’s unclear if the sketch ever actually aired on TV, as the internet only seems vaguely aware that Random Play ever existed, but at least everyone can now enjoy a bit of this weird gag about a pen.


[via Uproxx]

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