Baroness Von Sketch Show: a Love Letter

It has been a while since I posted a blog. I guess I was waiting for something that I haven’t written about already to inspire me. Well, the launch of Baroness Von Sketch Show’s 3rd Season is reason enough.

Despite heavy promotion on CBC since its 2016 inaugural season, it took me a while to watch it. I finally gave it a try when the first 2 seasons were available on demand, just over a year ago. I binged all 13 episodes (22 minutes each) in a matter of days and wished there were more. Well now there are, hurray! I have been faithfully watching the current season and am still awestruck at the genius of this show.

This show is created by and features Carolyn Taylor, Meredith MacNeill, Aurora Browne, and Jennifer Whalen. These women are brilliant writers who speak to my soul. They take a commonplace situation (my favourite in S1E01 is the signing a sympathy card at the office, too bad that video clip is not readily available online), find the humour in it and push it to the limit. Their knack for timing ranks with some of the greatest sketch performances. They are brilliant actors. Their physicality ranges from nuanced facial expressions to pratfalls. Laughing out loud is a rare treat that is guaranteed with every episode I watch. And I am not the only one who thinks so. The Baronesses have been embraced by major media outlets such as The New York Times and The Walrus.

Words are insufficient, so I will let these brilliant women show you with some of my favourite sketches linked below. Or you can check them out on Netflix (at least in Canada) or CBC online or Youtube (A NSFW warning is required, some of the language and situations are crude).



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