When it comes to hyper specific angles in sketch comedy, IFC really wants to dominate that segment of comedy. Portlandia and Documentary Now! already did a comedic interpretation of Portland and famous documentary films respectively.
Now, IFC has their latest offering along these lines with Sherman’s Showcase from Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin, a satirical take on a fictional music variety show that bares a striking resemblance to legendary music-dance show, Soul Train. It’s being billed as a sketch comedy, which leads us to believe they’ll step outside of being solely a Soul Train parody.
In a weird way, this seems almost seems akin to all those Charlie Murphy stories on Chappelle’s Show and, as a matter of fact, there is someone playing Prince or a Prince-like character here. We’ll have to wait until Jul. 31st to see how that all plays out.
For now, just enjoy all of this in the Sherman’s Showcase trailer.