Parents' Guide to

Lewis Black's Root of All Evil

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Funny, but verges on meanness; for mature viewers.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+
Hilarious, polotical, and angry as hell. Lewis Black is awesome.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

Though funny, Root of All Evil skates on a thin line between humor and attack. Spending an entire episode describing all of a certain celebrity's flaws and problems or detailing all of a certain group's woes can seem like overkill -- and in the Lewis Black court, nobody ever steps forward to defend the accused.

Instead, Black and his advocates simply pull out one mean-spirited joke after another. Though many of the subjects seem to invite derision, the show sometimes reaches a point where viewers may actually start to sympathize with them, which most certainly is not Black's goal.

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