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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The President Show is a satire about President Donald Trump. There’s some occasional rough language, sexual innuendo (including mentions of inappropriate behaviors), and racially charged comments. Trump Towers, local New York haunts, and series hosted by guests are referenced. Current political events are also discussed.
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What's the story?
THE PRESIDENT SHOW is a comedy show dedicated to lampooning U.S. President Donald Trump. The satire stars Anthony Atamanuik as the U.S. president, who is hosting his own talk show in the Oval Office. Serving as his sidekick is Vice President Mike Pence (Peter Grosz). From reacting to the media to showing America Trump's New York to hosting real talk show host Keith Olbermann, the series is committed to poking fun at the president as much as possible.
Is it any good?
This predictable series offers lots of silly schtick and jokes aimed at President Trump, most of which fail to offer any insightful humor. Atamanuik's impressions are well-done, even when compared with Alec Baldwin's successful Trump parodies on SNL. But the jokes feel old, and listening to them quickly gets tiresome.
There are a few moments of thoughtful commentary here and there. But The President Show lacks the sharp writing necessary for creating smart and edgy political satire that popular shows such as The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver are known for. Nonetheless, some folks may be amused by it.
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