Middleditch and Schwartz
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|Middleditch and Schwartz|
|Directed by||Ryan Polito|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||3|
|Original release||April 21, 2020|
Middleditch and Schwartz is an American improvisational comedy streaming television series created by and starring Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz. The series of three hour-long performances was filmed at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and premiered on Netflix on April 21, 2020.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Original release date|
|1||"Parking Lot Wedding"||Ryan Polito||April 21, 2020|
|2||"Law School Magic"||Ryan Polito||April 21, 2020|
|3||"Dream Job"||Ryan Polito||April 21, 2020|
The series was met with critical acclaim, receiving an approval rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 8.8/10. The website's critic consensus calls it a "brilliant series of specials sure to spark all kinds of joy" and "a masterclass in improv comedy." On Metacritic, the show has a score of 86 out of 100 based on four reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".
Jesse David Fox, writing for Vulture, commented that the series "could have significant ramifications on improv’s position in our culture" by opening the door for other comedians to practice improv professionally rather than in an amateur capacity.
- "Netflix Releases Official Trailer For Middleditch & Schwartz, A Collection of Three Completely Improvised Comedy Specials". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 2020-05-21.
- "Middleditch & Schwartz: Season 1", Rotten Tomatoes, retrieved 2020-05-21
- "Middleditch & Schwartz". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
- Fox, Jesse David (24 April 2020). "What If Improv Were Good?". Vulture. Retrieved 29 June 2020.