Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009)

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A commercial-free variety special starring Seth MacFarlane and his "Family Guy" co-star Alex Borstein. The half-hour special will highlight the duo's subversive and unique comedic sensibilities and feature original animation, live-action performances of "Family Guy's" most memorable musical numbers, comedy sketches and surprise celebrity guests.


"Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show" is an unique comedy television special that first aired in 2009 on Fox. This comedic extravaganza is a cooperation in between Seth MacFarlane (developer of animated comedies like "Family Guy", "The Cleveland Show" and "American Dad!") and Alex Borstein (voice artist, comic and author). The program is a compilation of comical performances, satirical sketches, and musical numb

Plot and Structure
The 30-minute show is presented in a variety series format. Throughout the special, Seth and Alex traverse through several stand-up routines, improv, live action skits, and animated interposes from "Family Guy". Starting with introductions by Fred Savage, Seth and Alex swiftly explore humorous roasts and observations, highlighting each others' comedic skill successfully.

Comedic Sketches
Among the noteworthy sketches in the show involves a hilarious exchange at a Hollywood Bowl featuring efficiencies from Tom Cruise, Susan Boyle, and R2D2. Most of the material carried out focuses on the entertainment industry, enabling the duo to tease popular culture and recognized characters through their acts.

Animated Intercuts
An amazing function of this tv special is the smooth integration of live-action funny with animated bits from the effective cartoon "Family Guy". These animated interposes add a distinctive taste to the program. Repeating characters from "Family Guy", such as Stewie, are skillfully utilized to enhance the humor, offering comic relief and additional perspective to the live action efficiencies.

Notable Moments and Music
"Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show" likewise includes several musical performances, highlighting the duo's musical skills. Tunes such as "A Bag of Weed", playfully slammed for its questionable style, and Marlee Matlin's satirical duet with Katherine Jenkins were met with terse laughter and applause.

Broadcast and Criticism
The comedy unique, sponsored by Pepsi's 'more than ok' project, was aired on November 8, 2009, on Fox Network. However, the program stirred debate, leading to Pepsi pulling out their sponsorship due to a questionable skit that made fun of deaf starlet Marlee Matlin. In spite of the controversy, the program garnered moderate success.

"Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show" showed to be an entertaining mix of live-action funny, music, and animation. In spite of being stuck in debate, the program highlighted Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein's comic competence and knack for satirical humor. The amalgamation of standard comedy components and musical performances integrated with the combination of "Family Guy's" animated series led to an unconventional yet amusing watch.

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