Following its critically and commercially successful second year in the UK, The Sketch Show has come to FOX, imported by Kelsey Grammer's Grammnet Productions (Girlfriends, Medium) along with Dan Patterson (Whose Line is it Anyway?) and the original producers of the award-winning UK series, Avalon Television Ltd. ("Jerry Springer: The Opera"). Reminiscent of Laugh In, the series features quick-fire puns, gags and fast-paced sketches, averaging a remarkable 30 vignettes per half-hour. Richard Boden (The Black Adder, Time Gentlemen Please), director of the first two seasons in the UK, returns to direct the American cast, who are joined by original UK cast member Lee Mack ("Dick Whittington"). The Sketch Show is shot both in London and Los Angeles and features the writing talents of Ricky Gervais (creator of The Office).