MILWAUKEE – This morning, to celebrate The Sklar Brothers birthday today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited-edition dual bobblehead of identical twin brothers, Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar, who are stand-up comedians professionally known as The Sklar Brothers. This marks the first bobblehead of The Sklar Brothers. The special edition bobblehead is being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in conjunction with The Sklar Brothers.
Standing side by side on a rectangular base bearing their names, the Randy and Jason bobbleheads are both casually dressed and holding microphones. The bobbleheads are individually numbered to 2,024 and they are only available through the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s Online Store. The bobbleheads, which are expected to ship in March, are $40 each plus a flat-rate shipping charge of $8 per order.
The St. Louis natives, who turned 52-year-old today, decided to pursue a career in comedy while attending the University of Michigan, are best known for their show, “Cheap Seats,” a cult hit that appeared on ESPN Classic for 77 episodes. Airing from 2004-06, Randy and Jason played fictitious ESPN research assistants who end up hosting a comedy show as they comment on odd and notable sporting events from ESPN’s extensive library. “Cheap Seats” borrowed its format from “Mystery Science Theater 3000” and the cast appeared in the second season opener in their normal silhouette format, making fun of the Sklars’ host show bits.
Called a post-modern take on a stand-up comedy duo, Neil Strauss of the New York Times once wrote: “Their comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a crutch. Instead, they work their physical and mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect carbon copies of each other. In their comedy, the straight man is often an echo.”
Randy and Jason have released six critically acclaimed comedy albums, have had two Comedy Central Half Hour Presents specials, had a one-hour special on Netflix titled, “What Are We Talking About,” and had another one-hour special on the Starz network titled, “Hipster Ghosts.” Randy and Jason are also writers, directors and actors appearing in a wide variety of shows from “Entourage” to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” to “Curb Your Enthusiasm” to “Better Call Saul.” Since 2017, Randy and Jason have hosted a twice weekly podcast with Dan Van Kirk called “Dumb People Town.” In addition, they also had a sports/comedy podcast called “View From the Cheap Seats.”
When asked about getting their own bobblehead, The Sklar Brothers said, “We couldn’t think of a better birthday present than having the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum produce a bobblehead of us!”
“We are excited to be releasing this bobblehead of The Sklar Brothers,” said National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar (no known relation). “Randy and Jason have been making audiences laugh for years, and this dual bobblehead is sure to bring a smile to the faces of fans of the stand-up comedy duo.”
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located at 170 S. 1st St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opened to the public on February 1st, 2019. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for retail sale as well as organizations, individuals, and teams across the country. Visit us online and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.