A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Lots of behavior and gags that often go too far, as well as jokes based on racism, sexism, etc. But the show also focuses on how important it is to continue to work hard and take risks to be successful.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional scenes of cast members arguing and pushing each other, but their actions aren't physically harmful. Some references to violence.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some references to sexual activity, but they're not extremely graphic. Some brief partial nudity. The show's title is an innuendo in and of itself.
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Strong language, including a wide range of explicit, unbleeped swear words. Usage is primarily gratuitous.
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Products & Purchases
Product labels on junk food -- such as potato chips -- are purposely blurred, although the packaging is sometimes recognizable.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some cast members are seen smoking and/or drinking. Sick cast members are given prescription medications or shots, but the actual consumption of these medications isn't visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this HBO reality show includes jokes and discussions that touch on aspects of racism, sexism, and violence. Swearing is constant and gratuitous, and comedian Bobby Kelly uses very explicit language on a few occasions. Brief nudity is seen on various occasions. Also, while they're on the tour bus, group members continually share bathroom humor. Dane Cook has a strong teen following, but parents should exercise caution when deciding whether this show is appropriate for their kids.
Is It Any Good?
In between pranks that include going to the bathroom in a wastebasket, throwing each other's property over Niagara Falls, and squabbling over who's nicer to each other, viewers see how stand-up comics have to take chances to perfect their craft. Their willingness to go out on stage and risk not being laughed at shows that we sometimes need to learn how to fail in order to succeed at what we love to do the most. Whether or not you find the show amusing, Dane Cook's Tourgasm shows viewers that it takes hard work and hard play to be funny.
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