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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Comedy is a tough business, and comics are always looking for a way to distinguish themselves. Benson's bit is the "interruption," meaning that he interjects his own free-form comments into another comic's set. It's a novelty that wears thin fairly quickly.
Positive Role Models
Benson and his comedian pals seem to be having fun onstage, but when it comes down to it, he's being rude.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Many sex jokes, often told with suggestive language or gestures, including references to masturbation, orgies, and the comics on the show having sex with supposed comedy groupies.
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Some words are bleeped, but other salty language isn't, including "nuts," "piss," "dick," and "ass."
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Products & Purchases
All the performers are promoting their own personal brand; some are also actors who mention their TV shows and networks by name.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some drinking references.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this collection of live comedy performances includes the typical risque stand-up comedy material, with jokes about sex (masturbation, orgies) and drinking and some swearing ("ass," "dick"; the roughest words are bleeped). The show's premise -- one comic interrupts others' performances -- is gimmicky and ultimately based on rudeness.
Is It Any Good?
On paper, The Benson Interruption is a fun idea. Why not riff on someone else's comedy act the way that audiences in comedy clubs likely long to do? Still, the novelty doesn't make this show entertaining. To be blunt: It's different, but it's not funny. It's not totally Benson's fault. His comedic guests deliver standard stand-up fare, but it's rarely all that witty. Benson does what he can with the material, but the truth is, he doesn't seem all that hilarious either.
Considering that the show is comprised of clips from live performances, this must be the best of the footage they collected. How bad were the jokes that ended up on the editing room floor? If this is the best they can cull, Benson's future is, well, interrupted.
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