I moved here 20 years ago in 1994 and saw some of the early live shows that Bob and David were doing before it became Mr. Show; they were amazing. I was just so blown away and realized, ‘Wow, these guys are the next iteration of sketch.’ Every handful of years, somebody does something different with the form. And before that, it had been, I think, Kids in the Hall.

—the delightful Paul F. Tompkins in a lengthy new interview with Splitsider in which he talks about a lot of cool stuff