Former FRASIER star Kelsey Grammer is poking fun at his darkest hour in his new TV comedy project THE SKETCH SHOW.

The actor will play a psychiatric patient who finds himself chatting to an unsympathetic doctor in the debut, which will air on American television later this year (04).

He says, "It was a way of sending up my own persona. It's basically a joke about a guy who's going into rehab."

Grammer really did check into a rehabilitation facility at the height of his Frasier fame - in a bid to kick his addiction to booze.

01/07/2004 09:29