Middleditch & Schwartz: Season 1 (2020)


Season 1
Middleditch & Schwartz

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A brilliant series of specials sure to spark all kinds of joy, Middleditch & Schwartz is a masterclass in improv comedy.

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Critic Ratings: 13

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User Ratings: 108

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Episodes

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Air date: Apr 21, 2020
2
Air date: Apr 21, 2020
3
Air date: Apr 21, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Middleditch & Schwartz Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

"Middleditch & Schwartz" captures the spirit of improv across its three episodes, in watching two friends crack each other up, find a narrative together, and show off their shared knack for characters, voices, and comedy.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Most comedy specials arrive fully formed. "Middleditch & Schwartz" gives you the joy of working things out together.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Middleditch & Schwartz is a perfect storm of eccentric audience members, well-timed improv, and charm that instantly draws viewers in and makes them really feel like they're a part of something.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Each of these specials, a little less than one hour long, are full of some of the biggest, most consistent, and most frequent bouts of laughter I've had in a long time.

May 12, 2020 | Full Review…

These are tiny nitpicks in what are otherwise excellent performances by two of the great improvisers of their generation.

May 1, 2020 | Full Review…

I haven't laughed this hard in a long time. Middleditch & Schwartz are brilliant in this back & forth improv dance that will leave you wanting more. [Full review in Spanish]

Apr 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is organic, unexpected, and often reveals glimmers of genius.

Apr 24, 2020 | Full Review…

There's joy to be found in watching these two-with their fantastic chemistry, surprisingly grounded performances and shared lunacy in storytelling-giddily escape the peril of on-stage failure.

Apr 22, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If actors believe comedy is hard, then improv comedy is harder. Translating a live improv comedy show to a TV audience? That's double-diamond difficulty. And Middleditch and Schwartz are among comedy's moguls.

Apr 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Schwartz and Middleditch share the type of effortless comedic chemistry that only develops after years of performances.

Apr 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Two brilliant improv comedians doing what they do best, making the world laugh.

Apr 21, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

These are two incredible improv comedians at what may be the peak of their talents, and it's a pleasure to watch them work.

Apr 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Middleditch & Schwartz: Season 1

  • Jun 23, 2020
    Rating: 8/10. 83/100
  • Jun 01, 2020
    Iv never seen improv before, and i fell in love imidiatly. it was VERY funny and refreshing. i highly reccomend
  • May 30, 2020
    I love the fact that I was introduced to a different kind of comedy and I loved every minute of it I can't wait to see more
  • May 22, 2020
    Brilliant, absolutely brilliant
  • May 17, 2020
    Absolutely amazing! They are both so talented and I was laughing so hard I began to tear up! I would recommend Middleditch and Schwartz to absolutely everyone in need of a laugh! It's truly a great experience.
  • May 15, 2020
    Honestly this is the only thing I want to watch right now, the chemistry from the both of them makes these specials unique and absolutely hilarious. Hand on heart I haven't laughed this much at anything.
  • May 14, 2020
    A masterclass. I can't remember the last time I laughed so genuinely at a performance. Absolutely outstanding 👏👏
  • May 14, 2020
    I have never seen long-form improv, and I can say that I am fully hooked! The longest I've seen are bits of gags that are maybe 20 mins long, but two guys straight up talking and playfully inventing their own world for an hour was completely new and interesting to me. This comedy duo is brilliant, charming, and creative. They have great chemistry as you observe them work together to fill in the gaps, lead each other, and fully trust one another to keep the laughs and the story rolling. All their mistakes of breaking out of character, forgetting names or plot lines, or simply laughing at each other are all a part of what makes their improv much more fun. They pay attention to the tiniest of details from audience interaction to literal actions, and they playfully work around with what they have. I'm grateful for Netflix for immortalizing this type of show onto our screens and showing millions worldwide how artistic and entertaining long-form improv is.
  • May 11, 2020
    These guys are unbelievably funny. I haven't laughed this hard at a comedy special in years.
  • May 09, 2020
    Best comedy on Netflix, and I could not recommend this more. My only complaint would be that it has almost inspired me to do improv which would probably be bad for the world. Going into this knowing little of the comedians, I've now followed most of everything they do in hopes to watch more content like this. Hopefully going to see their show in LA whenever they reschedule a date!

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