I’m not kidding this time.
We really are coming to the close on the incredibly funny Canadian import, Baroness von Sketch.
Airing on IFC, Baroness von Sketch is, you guessed it, a sketch comedy show that takes everyday situations and shows you how absurdly funny the world can be.
If you enjoyed Seinfeld, you have nothing to lose by watching Baroness von Sketch.
Four incredibly funny women make up Baroness von Sketch. Meredith MacNeill, Carolyn Taylor, Aurora Browne, and Jennifer Whalen.
They work in front of and behind the camera to make all of the magic happen.
If there’s something you’ve stumbled over in real life, you can bet that it’s come to their minds too, and they’re ready to show you the humor in it.
In this exclusive clip of tonight’s all-new episode, they ponder whether you can call listening to an audiobook reading.
As an avid reader, this really hit home for me, but not for the reason you think.
Once upon a time, I looked down my nose at people who listened to books instead of reading them. Using your imagination to color what you’re reading is what makes reading so special.
But then I became attached to my laptop 24/7. Writing and plugging away at a computer all day, the last thing you want to do (especially the older you get — hello reading glasses!) is look at some more text.
So, I have an Audible subscription and make the most of my time without wearing my glasses.
But Baroness von Sketch knows that many of us are as ashamed of “reading” audibly, and they’re just as familiar with the people who thumb their noses at the audible “readers.”
In this sketch, three women at a coffee shop get into an argument about the merits of listening versus reading.
And more importantly, they make us laugh at the absurdity of the argument.
Is there any reason to knock expanding your horizons one way or the other?
Well, it depends on how you look at it. And now, do just that by watching the clip.
Let me know if you’ve broadened your horizons and watched this hilarious show.
Baroness von Sketch airs tonight at midnight on IFC, and you can all of the episodes on AMC+ after they air!
Carissa Pavlica is the managing editor and a staff writer and critic for TV Fanatic. She’s a member of the Critic’s Choice Association, enjoys mentoring writers, conversing with cats, and passionately discussing the nuances of television and film with anyone who will listen. Follow her on Twitter and email her here at TV Fanatic.