Shawn Alex Thompson
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|Executive producer(s)||Michael Wilson|
|Original run||October 1994 – March 1995|
The Newz was a half-hour syndicated sketch comedy television series that aired in 1994 and 1995. It starred Tommy Blaze, Mystro Clark, Deborah Magdalena, Dan O'Connor, Stan Quash, Brad Sherwood, Nancy Sullivan, Shawn Alex Thompson, and Lou Thornton. In addition to the main cast, regular guest stars included Melissa Savage, Mark Fenlon, Justin Cambridge, and Tim Watters as Bill Clinton.
The show was notable for being nightly, rather than weekly as are most sketch comedies; the show would air five nights a week, plus a repeat episode on Saturdays.
Recurring segments included:
According to Blaze, the show was canceled after "the Executive Producer - not Michael Wilson - had misplaced about 1.5 million dollars."