About the show
Infinite Sketch started as a collaboration between Myles Hewette and Sam Bourne, based on an idea that Myles prefaced with “this is a bad idea, and we definitely shouldn’t do it.” The idea was a sketch show based on the writing style of David Foster Wallace. Considering only one of them had ever actually read anything by Wallace, it was an ambitious idea. Adding to the difficulty of the task was the fact that Myles and Sam are actually sort of dumb. But they added an all-star cast and through sheer force of talent and will, the group pulled it off. And it went great. It went so great that they found themselves agreeing to do a bi-monthly show. With the same impossible premise. Now every other month Infinite Sketch writes and performs a brand new show. It’s become less about Wallace specifically and more focused on well-written, fantastically acted, hilarious sketches. But don’t worry: there are still a ton of footnotes, filled with overly-intellectual asides and a big heaping scoop of self-deprecation. It’s smart comedy, written by dumb people.