Quiz: Sketch Comedy Group or Unfortunate Event?

Consider the following three quotes:

“The secret source of humor itself is not joy, but sorrow.” – Mark Twain from Following the Equator: A Journey around the World.

“Tragedy plus time equals comedy.” – Alan Alda’s character in Crimes and Misdemeanors

“There is no gap between comedy and tragedy.” – Jerry Lewis.

Many sketch comedy groups have used this axiom for choosing a name for themselves. See if you can determine which of the below is the name of a sketch comedy group or just an unfortunate event. Answers way below.

1. Sex, Lies, and Asparagus

2. Flaming Box of Stuff

3. Stick in the Eye

4. Raining Anvils

5. Bald Face Lie

6. Killing My Lobster

7. Blind Robots

8. Below the Belt

9. Anton Chekov’s Bastard Child

10. All Over Itch

11. Uphill Both Ways

12. Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie

13. Kasper Hauser

14. Out of Toilet Paper

15. French Citizenship

16. Sober Virgin

17. Death & Taxes

18. Worst Case Scenario

19. Drop the Root Beer and Run

20. Missing Earl

21. Trump’s Presidency









Sketch Comedy Group: 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 20

Unfortunate Event: 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 21

Both: 17, 13.  Kasper Hauser is a San Francisco-based sketch comedy troop and also the name of the famous German feral child from the 1800s. You can read more about him here: http://www.mysteriouspeople.com/Hauser1.htm

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