A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show's intent is irony, which means most sketches have a "message" that's the polar opposite of positive. For example, if you've filled a dying child's "bucket list" with selfish treats for yourself -- only to find out that there's a cure for his terminal illness being trumpeted on the front page of the newspaper -- you should burn every copy so that no one sees the story.
Positive Role Models
Most characters are terrible role models, whether it's a dad who fills his terminally ill son's "bucket list" with selfish goals like "I want my dad to have sex with his best friend's wife," or a motorist who's driving drunk.
Violence & Scariness
A few sketches involve violence and excessive blood, but it's played for humor.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
At least one sketch is centered around a disturbing sex act -- a woman fellating a donkey as part of a "live sex show." The act itself is obscured from view, but viewers see semen flying through the air and onto a glass window, etc. Other bits include bare buttocks, blurred nudity, and simulated sex.
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Lots of bathroom humor, including audible words like "balls," "pubes," "breasts," "penis," "vagina," "sack," "dildo," "diarrhea," "turd," "rod," and "ass." Heavy swearing with the strongest words ("f--k," "s--t," etc.) bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some sketches involve drinking or drug use that's meant to be funny; for example, a cat is addicted to heroin.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this late-night sketch-comedy show was engineered for adults who like their humor crude and raunchy. And even though Comedy Central bleeps the strongest curse words (including "f--k" and "s--t") and blurs nudity, there's still enough envelope-pushing content left over to make it majorly inappropriate for kids. (In the first episode, the most graphic scene involves simulated oral sex between a woman and a donkey that ejaculates repeatedly onto a glass partition as part of a live sex show.) There's also some bloody violence played for laughs, as well as jokes involving alcohol and drug abuse.
Is It Any Good?
Watching Swardson's sketch-comedy show series allows us to conclude two things: 1) Swardson can be really funny, as evidenced by his clever spoof on environmentalism with an ad for the Peeus, a urine-powered car you "fill up" yourself; and 2) once he runs out of good stuff, he turns first to scatalogical jokes before rolling out completely disgusting (and ultimately un-funny) sex gags.
After all, it's one thing to suggest that employees at a live donkey sex show -- where scantily clad women perform oral sex on a donkey in front of a cheering crowd of bystanders -- even need a seminar about sexual harrassment in the workplace. But it's quite another to watch the droning HR representative deliver his talking points while the donkey's shooting semen splatters and drips down the glass divider right behind him. Yup, Swardson went there, and he might have just gone too far.
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