Air dates: May 28, 1995-December 24, 1999
Stars: Jonathan Katz, Jon Benjamin, Laura Silverman, Will LeBow, Julianne Shapiro
Consider Jonathan Katz a victim of bad timing. Had his dryly funny animated series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist existed on Comedy Central during its apex of popularity (read: the last decade), it'd most likely receive higher levels of acclaim than it currently does, which is, of course, a shame. In many ways, it's the forbearer to 'tons like South Park, Drawn Together, and Ugly Americans, proving that Comedy Central could produce animation that's adult, edgy, and smartly comedic.
A working comedian before the show's May 1995 premiere, Katz parlayed his unique brands of sarcasm and neuroses into a series that welcomed other popular comics onto its titular character's psychotherapy offices. Amongst the funnymen, and women, who entertainingly had their brains examined on Katz couch were Ray Romano, Joy Behar, Louis C.K., Janeane Garofalo, Jon Stewart, and Rodney Dangerfield.