An independently produced theatrical feature released in 1974 lampooning broadcast TV, The Groove Tube was written by Ken Shapiro and Lane Sarasohn. Shapiro also produced, directed and starred in this counter-culture comedy that inspired the launch of “Saturday Night Live” the following year. The film debut of Chevy Chase, Richard Belzer.   more videos

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Award-winning satirical news show NNTN ran on HBO from 1983 to 1990. Starring Stuart Pankin, Lucy Webb, Danny Breen, Mitchell Lawrence and Anne Bloom. Best known for its topical humor, commercial parodies and doctored news footage.   more videos

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Bus Stop is a mock commercial for a popular anti-depressant from “This Just In” (1992). Blind Date is an award-winning short video featuring comic Budge Threlkeld. Senior Card was written for “Not Necessarily the Elections” (1996). The Dentist is an improv with Larry David and Richard Belzer from “The Man Who Remembered Televison” (1977).   more videos

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Ken Shapiro and Lane Sarasohn opened Channel One in NYC's East Village in l967. It ran for five years and toured colleges. Closed-circuit TV theaters presenting Channel One had long runs in Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. In 1972 the best of Channel One was re-shot in 35mm color and released as "The Groove Tube."  more videos

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Ironic Times is a weekly satirical online newspaper now in its 16th year. Written and edited by three NNTN writers: Matt Neuman, Larry Arnstein and Lane Sarasohn.   Current Edition


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