Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 23, 1984
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
Comedy Central TV Network
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Almost Live!

This show was Seattle's version of "Saturday Night Live"...but not live. It aired on King 5 in the late 80's and throughout the 90's. In 2005 they had a reunion show. The show aired nationally for a year or two on Comedy Central toward the end of its run.

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  • On Friday April 1, 1989, King 5 in Seattle, Washington aired a special April Fools edition of Almost Live! It opened with a Special Report that the Space Needle crashed to the ground.…
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    On Friday April 1, 1989, King 5 in Seattle, Washington aired a special April Fools edition of Almost Live! It opened with a Special Report that the Space Needle crashed to the ground. Although in jest, King 5 and Almost Live! got in trouble when people took the fake special report seriously, by tying up the 9-1-1 lines. A month later, they received a "pardon" by then-Washington State Governor Booth Gardner.
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  • Had a short run on the Ha! network (which eventually evolved into Comedy Central). Despite their producing some non-Seattle-centric skits, it never caught on with a national audience.
  • Almost Live! originally began its 6:00 PM Sunday evening run as a show called "REV" ("Rock Entertainment Videos"), a local showcase for music videos and live performances in the early days of…
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    Almost Live! originally began its 6:00 PM Sunday evening run as a show called "REV" ("Rock Entertainment Videos"), a local showcase for music videos and live performances in the early days of MTV. It eventually evolved a talk show format with host Ross Shafer, still focusing on music with a few comedy acts. As the show shifted more toward comedy, it officially became Almost Live!.
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