Watch Nick Swardson's Pretend Time

From the comedy club stage to the big screen, Nick Swardson has found his way to the T.V. screen in his own show, Nick Swardson's Pretend Time. Nick Swardson, comedian, actor, writer and producer, takes his goofy, off beat humor to a unique sketch comedy show bringing his jokes to life. Each episode is framed by a comedy routine.

Swardson starts by performing jokes in front of a crowd in a typical comedy club atmosphere, then the show cuts away to recorded sketches starring Nick and a cast of regular supporting actors and guest stars. Pretend Time showcased several of Swardson's own characters, such as Wheelchair Cat and Gay Robot, as well as poked fun at existing characters through parody sketches. Swardson often was not shown onscreen during sketches, and he would instead provide the voice over for characters, such as Wheelchair Cat. The show aired for two season with seven episodes per season.

Wednesday 10:30 PM et/pt on Comedy Central
2 Seasons, 15 Episodes
October 12, 2010
Comedy
6.1/10
Cast: Nick Swardson, John Cramer, Deirdre Wall, Julia Lea Wolov
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  • Nick talks about sketches that never made it into the show in an episode that features comedians Owen Benjamin and Duncan Trussell. Sketches include drunk girls causing havoc in a fast food restaurant, a first time dad becoming paranoid about visitors in a hospital baby nursery, and a man performing an awkward eulogy at his friend's funeral.

  • Nick discusses Johnny Depp's amazing life. Sketches include a couple's disastrous date, a stripper getting magical powers, and a breakfast cereal character turning a holiday dinner into a nightmare. Guest starring Ron Perlman.

  • Nick shares his experience of sitting next to actress Liv Tyler during a first class flight. Sketches include a man receiving a unique face transplant, a distraught family, and Garry Gaga trying to warm up to the new police captain.

  • Nick discusses his run-in with his mother's cat in an episode that features "Sarah Silverman Program" alums Laura Silverman and Steve Agee. Sketches include a commercial for a restaurant where some customers get to eat free, a man consolidating both his businesses due to the recession, and Wheelchair Cat ending up in the hospital.

  • Nick talks about the differences between the iPhone and the Droid in an episode featuring "Smallville" alum Michael Rosenbaum. Sketches include a send-up of local news broadcasts, a man meeting his girlfriend's unorthodox parents, and the story of a man and his dog with a new twist.

  • Nick admits to being the culprit of a bathroom situation. Sketches include a space alien paternity test, a successful trial lawyer whose unorthodox methods get him into trouble in the courtroom and the bedroom, and a cleaning product that picks up the most stubborn of stains.

  • In the season two premiere, sketches include an extraterrestrial's paternity test on a talk show.

  • Nick Swardson shows off some clips from season one of Nick Swardson's Pretend Time to motivate viewers for the second season.

  • Nick discusses his horrible kitten sweater. Guest stars: Comedians Laura Kightlinger and Owen Benjamin.

  • Sketches include an office-set Avatar parody, a reenactment gone horribly wrong, and a surprise appearance by Superman.

  • Sketches include a TV show about an unorthodox sniper, a man who resorts to extreme measures when lost in the wilderness, and pirates who use a very private treasure map.

  • Sketches include a twisted breakfast cereal parody, a radio show host who has an interesting spin on delivering bad news, and a camping tool that satisfies in more ways than one.

  • Nick talks about the trouble they had casting the Freddy Krueger sketch in an episode that features guest appearances by stand-up comedians Nick Kroll and Paul F. Tompkins.

  • Gay Robot has to protect himself from a creepy neighbor; a couple of paramedics get too close for comfort when treating patients; and Nick goes crazy in the jungle.

  • Sketches include a wheelchair-bound cat who likes to party, a car that runs on "human fuel", and Lady Gaga's brother Garry, a cop who has the same fashion sense as his sister.

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