Friday, September 15, 2006

Ike Barinholtz of ‘MADtv’: We’re Dirtier Than ‘SNL’ And Bob Saget

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – MADtv cast member Ike Barinholtz admits his show plays second fiddle to Saturday Night Live – but he argues that his co-stars are every bit as “dirty as Bob Saget.”

Barinholtz confesses that MADtv can look a lot like a “raunchy, low-brow” Penthouse to SNL’s high-falutin’ Playboy - but both shows share talent pools, employing “more sketch and improv- trained actors than stand up comedians.”

As Barinholtz describes it: “A sketch comedian is more used to working with others, but stand-ups are braver, bring a following and have more proven material.”

Though he can’t resist kidding one MADtv co-star who got his start on the stand-up scene: “Bobby Lee is probably the most selfish, horrible, disgusting, terrible, pig of a human being I’ve ever known,” adding that Lee’s “every bit as bad as Bob Saget.”

Barinholtz mock-confesses: “I often confuse the two: I keep asking Bobby to tell me dirty Full House stories.”

MADtv has its season premiere tomorrow night (Sept. 16).

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