A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Comedians make fun of themselves a lot, including making jokes about their physical appearance, disability, sexual orientation, race, etc. Stereotypes are common joke material. Judges can be harsh and insulting.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Plenty of sexually themed jokes, though not graphic.
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Major swearing is bleeped. "Bitch," "whore," "hell," etc. make occasional appearances.
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Products & Purchases
Capital One sponsors part of the show and is mentioned regularly.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Jokes about drugs, alcohol, and tobacco occur sporadically. Some comedians may drink and smoke in the periphery.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show features comedians competing against one another through stand-up routines. The comedians' material is generally tame, though some of it contains sexual, racial, homophobic, and body-size humor. The judges are occasionally harsh and insulting. In general, the humor is aimed at adults, though most teens will find an occasional laugh.
Is It Any Good?
Overall, the judges tend to be kinder than those on Idol, though some of their comments veer toward the nasty side. Unfortunately, they're not as entertaining as the folks on Idol, either. But luckily, the comedians have a little something to offer to make up for what the judges lack. And thanks to careful editing, viewers are spared many of the groan-inducing moments and treated to only the best jokes.
The comics' material is generally clean, although sexual, racial, mildly homophobic, and fat jokes do pop up. On the downside, many of the jokes tread familiar territory, with only the rare original personality or perspective making an appearance. Occasionally there's some very bad material, but, like Idol, that's sometimes why we watch.
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