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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The Break with Michelle Wolf is a comedy/news show hosted by comedian and former Late Night with Seth Myers and The Daily Show writer Michelle Wolf. Teens who like their comedy topical, feminist, and delivered in no-holds-barred fashion may be interested in this program, but be warned: The humor leans to the raunchier side. Language includes "f--k," "s--t," and "bitch," and there's lots of discussion of mature topics.
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What's the story?
Shifting from stand-up segments to desk segments to couch segments with pre-taped commercial and movie parody bits,THE BREAK WITH MICHELLE WOLF is the definition of a free-form show. Michelle Wolf delivers jokes in her signature voice, with targets ranging from the current political landscape to women's issues to insult comedy.
Is it any good?
Hot off her incendiary performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Michelle Wolf is the latest voice to enter into the late-night comedy fray. And what a voice it is. Her scratchy, nasal tone may be a challenge for some, but it'll grow on you, and she's smart enough to acknowledge its potentially off-putting qualities early. Her comedic voice manages to be self-deprecating while still being empowering and smart. While the focus on current events may make viewers think of this show in the same thought as Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, or her old Daily Show stomping grounds, it also bears a strong similarity to Inside Amy Schumer and that show's outspoken female star, raunchy stand-up segments, and envelope-pushing feminist humor. Wolf’s point of view is unique, and it'll be interesting to see how this original perspective of hers develops as The Break with Michelle Wolf continues.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about comedy and what makes something funny. Is there such a thing as female comedy or male comedy? Why do you think some people look at comedy as something gendered? Do you think The Break with Michelle Wolf is funny?
How do you feel about the blend of news and comedy? Are there some things that shouldn't be joked about? Why or why not?
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