Unless you're fourteen years old, defending MadTV is a losing proposition. But I'm finally going to come out of the closet and just admit that I like the show. Even if it means my opinions are now null and void in the eyes of comedy nerds (While I'm at it, I might as well confess to the fact that I never understood the appeal of Achewood, I find Demetri Martin to be insufferably smug and Wes Anderson's films are comedies for people who find laughter to be dirty and needless. There, now go ahead and invalidate any opinion I have. I fucking deserve it).
Admittedly, the show does beat annoying concepts into the ground and their pop-cultural parodies only reinforce most people's negative views of parody. But more often than not, some funny characters and ideas do materialize in between the endless Stewart sketches. This flailing stand-up comedian - as portrayed by the severely underrated Crista Flanagan - is one of those funny characters. In fact, it's too good for MadTV. It's a character that's probably better suited for the darker and weirder sensibilities of Tim and Eric's Awesome Show: Great Job!