Parents' Guide to

The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Crass comedy crosses lots of lines with stereotypes, curses.

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The Ben Show contains some humorous moments as Hoffman talks to friends, family, and even his own therapist in an attempt to answer questions he has about life. However, much of the show is broken up into seemingly random sketches about bad drug experiences, fat jokes, and even compilations of weird news footage. While this helps the comedian demonstrate his range, sometimes the sidelines distract from some funny narrative.

Hoffman's deadpan humor is appealing, and some of the interviews contain very funny unplanned moments. But other parts of the show are more startlingly offensive than they are funny or edgy, thanks to his continual attempts to make fun of people (both dead and alive) at their expense. The result is an unbalanced and sometimes disturbing experience that some folks will find hard to laugh at.

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