A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Discussions about sports, athletes' personal lives, racial makeup, underwear preferences, etc., some of which make the athletes a little uncomfortable.
Positive Role Models
Kevin Hart tries to make his guests uncomfortable by teasing, telling jokes at their expense, including the occasional sexist and racially motivated quip.
Violence & Scariness
Questions about kicking people in the genitals during games, etc. Part of the shtick includes Hart getting aggressive with locker room attendants.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Crude references to genitals, thongs, and sexual activity, parts of which are bleeped. Some bathroom humor.
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Curses are bleeped, but the word "g--damn" is occasionally heard.
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Products & Purchases
Old Spice is the sponsor of the show, but isn't referenced during interviews. Sports logos like Adidas and Nike are sometimes visible on athletes' clothing.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional quick references to drinking, steroids and performance enhancing drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Cold as Balls is a fun, but rather crude, post-game series starring comedian Kevin Hart as he interviews athletes in locker room tubs of icy water. There's no nudity, but there's lots of quips containing strong sexual innuendo, references to drinking and performance enhancing drugs, and other strong themes. There's plenty of bleeped cursing ("g--damn" is audible), and a few borderline sexist and racist jokes.. Old Spice is the sponsor of the series, and sports clothing logos like Adidas and Nike are visible.
Is It Any Good?
This lighthearted series features Kevin Hart talking to professional athletes using his trademark sharp quips, which are designed to make them as uncomfortable as tub of ice water. The humor also comes from the straight-laced vibe of his guests, most of whom often seem more annoyed than amused by his antics.
Most of the interviews revolve around Hart himself, who barely gives the athletes a chance to respond to his questions as he launches into his banter. A lot of it is funny, but sometimes he goes slightly overboard by purposely making inappropriate references, including sexist and racially motivated comments, to create some awkward moments. Nonetheless, Cold as Balls will appeal to sports fans and Hart fans alike.
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