Comedy gods Ben Stiller and Bob Odenkirk are joining forces once again for a new sketch show, The Birthday Boys.
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Way back in the early '90s, future superstars Ben Stiller and Judd Apatow created a sketch comedy program called The Ben Stiller Show. It only lasted 12 episodes, but hardcore comedy nerds consider it one of the funniest shows of all time. Since we fall into that category ourselves, you can only imagine how excited we were to learn that Ben and fellow BSS cast member Bob "Better Call Saul!" Odenkirk are executive producing a new sketch show coming soon to IFC called The Birthday Boys. Named after the L.A.-based comedy group of the same name, the series, according to IFC, is "in the classic vein of absurd/silly/smart/funny variety shows. An early episode tackles such issues as eggs, toilet paper, and computers." Sounds promising, so to celebrate, let's check out three of the funniest Bob-and-Ben-starring sketches from the dearly departed Ben Stiller Show.
"COPS in Medieval Times"