Local Comedy Show 'The (206)' Premieres Saturday

John Keister and Pat Cashman of "Almost Live" fame are back with a new sketch comedy that pokes fun at the Seattle area.

The wait is over. Fourteen years after the cancellation of "Almost Live," John Keister and Pat Cashman are back with a new comedy sketch show, "The (206)."

As Keister told Patch in a December interview, "The (206)" will mirror the format of "Almost Live" and will continue the tradition of poking fun at our region's various quirks and stereotypes—but with plenty of fresh material.

"You can look forward to a lot of comedy aimed at the 'new Seattle'—specifically the tunnel project, legal weed, and why there are so damn many bike trails everywhere," Keister said.

The show's first episode airs this weekend on KING 5 after Saturday Night Live.

What was your favorite "Almost Live" skit? Tell us in the comments section.

Suzanne Kagen January 04, 2013 at 11:34 PM
High Fivin' White Guys! And I remember another segment (although I can't remember if it was an ongoing skit) about Ballard drivers (turn signals left on, seatbelts hanging out the driver's door, taking up 2 lanes while crawling along at 5mph....)
Caitlin Moran January 04, 2013 at 11:52 PM
My dad loves the "High Fivin' White Guys." Every time he eats at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, he is reminded of the skit and brings it up once again. :) I believe the Ballard one was called "Ballard Driving Academy." Funny how different that area is now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBgIvH0tu6Y
Michelle Smith January 05, 2013 at 03:25 AM
So many...The Lame List, Green River Dance, Folk Songs of the Slightly Enebriated. And Uncle Fran's Musical Forest. I'm so glad these guys are back. I'll be watching!
Greg Johnston (Editor) January 05, 2013 at 03:45 AM
My personal favorite, and I've probably said this before, is the the sketch "Psychob---- From Hell," Tracey Conway played her and she was every guy's worst nightmare, I could not stop laughing...
Anne Taylor Christiansen January 05, 2013 at 03:51 PM
I hope some of the other Almost Live cast members come back and make appearances. They were all fantastic. One of my favorite Almost Live sketches was when they did the Christmas medley about the Kingdome and the talks of the new stadium for the Mariners. "We need a place to play, on a rainy day, where the freakin' roof rolls away." The John Report was always a favorite too.
Jen Larsen January 05, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Wasn't there a cops in ballard sketch too?
Matt McCauley January 05, 2013 at 05:58 PM
The Bel Squares vs the Factoria Trash in the parody of 'West Side Story'!
Melissa Ganus January 05, 2013 at 09:53 PM
I was telling someone about the Ballard driving school two nights ago. So psyched you're bringing it back!!
Caitlin Moran January 06, 2013 at 12:49 AM
The snowpocalypse weather report is still my favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM0Jynoflzo. But I just got a good chuckle out of the "Eastside Tourism Promo," too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idqtQxas14s Can't wait for tonight's premiere!
WendyB January 06, 2013 at 12:55 AM
Lame List!
Peter Thomas January 06, 2013 at 02:21 AM
"Mind your Manners, with Billy Kwan" was one of my favorites. Don't forget Billy Nye's Speedwalker as well!
JT Fangio January 06, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Parka Boy was always a hoot. I wonder how Ken Forman felt about it.


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