(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix)

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson has returned for another screaming, socially awkward season. Let’s cringe.


I’m putting this piece together for everyone. For those of us who’ve been fans of the show since the first season way back in 2019, you’ll get to revisit some of your favorite, infinitely rewatchable sketches. And if you’re new to the show, I’m hoping this will give you a bit of background into the brand of comedy Tim Robinson and his crew are trafficking in on I Think You Should Leave. And, hopefully, it will act as a jumping-off point. Either that or you’ll watch a minute or two of a sketch, feel uncomfortable, and, well, leave.


Robinson is a writer, actor, and comedian from Detroit. He first foray into comedy was in his hometown at Second City Detroit. Before long, he joined Second City Chicago. In 2012, he debuted as a featured performer on Saturday Night Live; the following season he moved into the writers room for a short stint as staff writer. Even though his time on SNL was relatively short-lived, you could see Robinson’s particular comic style coming through in sketches like this one.


‘I Think You Should Leave’ is Back, so Get Ready

Before I Think You Should Leave, Robinson was best known for his work on Comedy Central’s Detroiters, a show he co-created and co-starred in. Many of his Detroiters co-stars have become featured players on ITYSL, and to great effect. Robinson is like David Lynch in that way: he has a very specific style, and frequently works with the same stable of actors to help bring his fever dreams to life. Season 3 of I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is now streaming on Netflix. Prepare yourself with a smattering of sketches from the earlier seasons. And be warned: lots of NSFW comedy going on here.

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  • Ghost Tour

    This one makes me so uncomfortable I have a hard time re-watching it. Especially the end.

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