Parents' Guide to

Just for Laughs

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Mostly tame hidden-camera jokes fun for families.

TV ABC Comedy 2007
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age 18+

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age 18+

Don't bother

Just for Laughs has depreciated over the years - it's too coarse and distasteful. I do not recommend it.

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Too much sex

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When cop shows, family sitcoms, and foul-mouthed chefs prove tiresome, JUST FOR LAUGHS will provide a fluffy TV fix without requiring much in return. Some segments are funnier than others, of course, but most viewers will find something to laugh at. Though viewers can sometimes make out what people are saying by lip-reading, the comedy is purely situational and requires no dialogue, which makes the show universally appealing.

Scenarios are mostly family-friendly, but some veer slightly out of the G-rated range. For instance, one set-up involves an apparently blind man pretending to pee on inner-tube riders at a theme park. As the park-goers calmly float down a man-made river in their bathing suits, the "blind" man squirts them with a tube he holds at crotch level. Reactions range from frantic paddling out of the way to jumping up out of the water to chase the apparent culprit. Viewers looking for light entertainment that isn't quite as clever as the classic Candid Camera but has a little more class than America's Funniest Home Videos will enjoy Just for Laughs.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 17, 2007
  • Cast: Rick Miller
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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