In these semi-scripted video sketches, Cole Escola usually plays the funny guy (or gal—Bernadette Peters, say) to Jeffrey Self’s “straight” man, wrapping up sketches with intimations of murder—he says, in true improv-class form, that “it ups the stakes.”
Um, how have I not seen these before last night?
My personal favorite:
“And he runs into the burglars from the first one, and they chase after him…”
“Yes, and they just murder him. They murder that poor boy.”