By L.A. Abbott
Sketch comedy trailblazers, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, have returned to team up after a decade plus hiatus. The two have been independently busy with very successful projects yet Bob (Breaking Bad) and David (Arrested Development) recently collaborated to make comedy at it’s sketchiest as a Netflix Original Series.
Fans of their first project, Mr. Show, clamored at the prospect of getting the same type of raucous yet very calculated humor that the original provided. Although this show has the key cast and writers from Mr. Show, it is not a total reboot of the classic sketch show. The bits on W/ Bob & David still poke fun at the absurdities of life but this time around, the show isn’t under the strict guideline of having a character spill into the next sketch. The edginess still remains as Bob & David play with concepts of a kid having a near death experience to visit heaven and meet not so nice icons. The two don’t stray away from very serious social issues of high police tensions and poke fun at the camera hungry opportunists that weigh in on the aftermath of scandal. W/ Bob & David manages to stay culturally relevant while still being as silly as they want to be. This series proves that David Cross and Bob Odenkirk have mastered the fine line between immaturity and intelligence.