Parents' Guide to

The Problem with Jon Stewart

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Edgy, intelligent talk show has mature topics, cursing.

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The sharp and intelligent talk show uses a combination of dry humor and serious, informed conversation to offer in-depth examinations of a wide range of issues. From discussing the lack of government support for veterans with deadly health conditions after deployment, to highlighting the complexities of gender identity and sexuality, the series looks at contemporary predicaments being faced nationally and globally. Granted, it's hard to find reasons to laugh when discussing some topics, which makes the humor occasionally awkward. Meanwhile, those who watched Jon Stewart on The Daily Show will find that his schtick hasn't changed much. But The Problem with Jon Stewart gives voice to those who are directly impacted by the problems being discussed, and an opportunity to highlight what could solve them. The weighty conversations become a little less overwhelming because they're offered within the context of doing something good.

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