Parents' Guide to

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

By Mark Dolan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

King of snark returns to mock more of TV's absurdities.

TV Netflix Comedy 2018
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McHale can still deliver a punchline, and there's certainly no shortage of content out there to ridicule, but it's not always kind or gentle. There's a danger to doing this kind of comedy: He risks coming across like a bully taking potshots at easy targets. However, McHale's innate likability makes him seem more like a bemused everyman as opposed to a smug, mean-spirited jerk (see Daniel Tosh) or an aloof know-it-all (see Dennis Miller). There's a lot more competition in this arena these days then when The Soup premiered, meaning McHale and his writers will need to work harder to bring big laughs if The Joel McHale Show is going to stand out among all the other media-mocking shows currently populating YouTube, podcasts, and late-night TV.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 18, 2018
  • Cast: Joel McHale
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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