Parents' Guide to

The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Second coming of Colbert has language, edgy humor.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Colberts second coming

Funny, intelligent, idiotic in the best way possible.

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Klepper is a solid faux-conservative host, and a funny look at the news of the day is always welcome, but this show is in the old Colbert time slot and has Colbert's slant -- but it ain't Colbert. If The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper had taken a different tack other than "angry ironic arch-conservative takes on silly liberals," it wouldn't invite the comparison, but it does -- and it's just not as funny as the Report of old. Still, it's fun, and if you're not ready for bed yet after The Daily Show, you'll be entertained (just?) enough to stop yourself from snapping off the TV for one more half-hour. Chief amongst the show's pleasures is Klepper's six-strong cadre of "Citizen Journalists," in reality a bunch of improv comics culled from Upright Citizens Brigade and Second City who represent talking-head media types.

The Opposition also has some decent gag writers on staff. "Donald Trump is an open book to me," says Klepper about the recklessly tweeting President. "A book that can be told in 140 characters or less." Later, in a discussion of NFL players taking a knee when the National Anthem is played, Klepper admits that "As a white guy, I feel more comfortable talking about flags and America than I do talking about any race stuff." If laughing (instead of crying) over the headlines of today is the entertainment you prefer, The Opposition may have what you need.

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