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Old 03/09/2003, 8:00 PM
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Post Josh & Seth Meyers: Brothers in Sketch Comedy

For those of you who think that it's impossible for brothers starring in rival sketch comedy shows to be civil with each other, guess again. Thanks to cmonitor.com, we now have more than enough evidence to prove to cynical MADtv fans that there is more to Josh and Seth Meyers than meets the eye.

We've all seen Josh Meyers on MADtv as Owen Wilson and Eminem, and those of you who tune in to SNL after MADtv may have witnessed Seth Meyers as an incompetent UN weapons inspector trying to foil Islamic fundamentalists in Iraq. Unfortunately, even the most devoted fans of MADtv are clueless when it comes to the comedic backgrounds of Josh Meyers and his brother Seth. Good news for fans of both sketch comedians -- it turns out that the Concord Online Monitor has decided to unleash a rather detailed article containing exclusive tidbits about late night television's most famous comedic duo. Here's a snippet:
Watching Seth Meyers sing a musical ode to Afghanistan on Saturday Night Live, you'd never guess his childhood pets were a succession of massive sheepdogs named Albert. When Josh Meyers becomes a blond, sullen Eminem on Mad TV, there's no way of knowing his mom is a Bon Jovi-loving French teacher, or that he once shocked the mayor of Manchester by encouraging a gymnasium full of high school students to chant "We have gas! We have gas! We have gas!"

Was it Albert's lethargy or the mayor's distress that produced comic brothers Seth and Josh Meyers? Was it that southern New Hampshire water supply, the same that nourished Adam Sandler? Was it, as their father says, a genetic disposition for wackiness? Whatever it was - nature or nurture, or a fraction of both - the probability that both would end up on late-night television comedy shows is a statistical miracle.

Until recently, the lives of the Meyers brothers ran an eerily parallel course. Both graduated from Manchester's West High School and Northwestern University. Both traveled to Amsterdam to work at the same improvisational theater troupe, and both produced and performed two-person comedy shows. Then, two years ago, after his stage show and comedy-writing skills gained popularity, 29-year-old Seth Meyers landed a spot as a featured player on that time-tested, career-launching spectacle, Saturday Night Live, where he played a drug-addicted fashion photographer, a star of spoof commercials and aconvincing stand-in for stammering British pretty boy Hugh Grant. This year, younger brother Josh Meyers got his own break: a place on Mad TV, the edgy skit show that has become Saturday Night Live's competitor.
Interested? I thought so. If you can spare several minutes of your free time, please click here for the complete, unabridged, uncondensed article. And just another friendly reminder -- one good turn deserves another, so please send all your MADtv-related news to news@planetmadtv.com.
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Old 03/09/2003, 8:06 PM
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Interesting article. Thanks, MADx3!

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Old 03/09/2003, 8:12 PM
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No, thank you for posting all the articles I missed because I was catching up on homework. The article is about 9 days old, but it's still fresh and crystal-clear.
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More fun facts about the We've got gas incident

Josh was Student Council President in 1994 and it was a Student Council Pep Rally where the now famous we've got gas speech was held. He said. "I'm an engine, but I can't run without gas, does anyone here have gas? The we've got gas chant quickly followed.

Because one, obvioulsy lamo girl complained the principal asked Josh to resign from student council and as a result the local gas stations in the area all put up signs that said "Hey Baines We've got Gas!" In the end he kept his position.



Principal Baines is now the mayor of our town.

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