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Too Funny to Fail: TV That Was Too Funny for Its Time

November 30, 0002 12:00 AM
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Too Funny to Fail: TV That Was Too Funny for Its Time

When he left Saturday Night Live in 1993, Dana Carvey was at the top of the entertainment industry. His new sketch-comedy show on ABC would be bolstered by rising talents like Louis CK, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. What could go wrong?

Everything, obviously. Hulu's new documentary Too Funny to Fail examines the almost instantaneous collapse of The Dana Carvey Show, a would-be smash that began with Carvey impersonating President Bill Clinton ... while breastfeeding puppies. Carvey wanted to move past conventional comedy to edgier, ...

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