A lot or a little?
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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The Jim Jefferies Show is a news-driven late-night talk show that features lots of irreverent humor, frequent cursing ("f--k" is bleeped), innuendo-filled jokes, and references to violence. Drinking, pot smoking, and other behaviors are occasionally referenced or shown. Themes include current social, economic, and political issues, as well as unique global events. Older teens might be drawn to it, but it's not meant for young viewers.
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What's the story?
THE JIM JEFFERIES SHOW is a late-night talk show hosted by Australian comedian Jim Jefferies. The brash stand-up comic offers his point of view about issues ranging from the U.S. government and police shootings to the way racism is viewed around the world. Show segments and field pieces also include archived news footage and interviews. Celebs like Brad Pitt make occasional appearances. Throughout it all, Jefferies serves up his own unique brand of humor.
Is it any good?
This news-driven comedy looks at a wide range of social, economic, and political issues from an unapologetically irreverent point of view. The topics are timely, and there are some funny lines and quirky field segments. However, it lacks the sharp, smart wit that similar shows like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee are known for.
The host offers some interesting insight, but thanks to some bad timing and unimaginative political discussions, the Jim Jefferies Show sometimes feels unbalanced and unoriginal. As a result, there are some chuckle-worthy moments and moments when you just can’t help but feel that you’ve heard it all before. Nonetheless, if you're a Jim Jefferies’ fan, or like his style of humor, you might find it worth watching.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what makes things funny. Should serious issues such as gun control, terrorism, or the president of the United States be discussed humorously? How does stereotyping help or hinder a joke? Do you think the Jim Jefferies Show is funny?
Why do some comedians curse so much during their performances? Can they still be funny without swearing? Given the host's trademark humor, would the Jim Jefferies Show be any good if it didn't contain bad language?
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