Parents' Guide to

True Story with Ed and Randall

By Stephanie Snyder, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Hilarious reenactment show spoof has drinking, language.

TV Peacock Comedy 2022
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Hilarious and Heartwarming

In a chaotic, uncertain, and even contentious time in this country, and the world at large, this is the kind of show you need to watch….. The stories showcased in each episode are told brilliantly…. The storytellers are upbeat, excited, and the pace is perfect… Ed and Randall are captivated and genuinely interested in every single second of each tale. You will root for each and every character, and the re-enactments are played to perfection by some of comedy’s best entertainers (Adam Pally takes the cake as a die hard Steelers fan in the first story of the series)… watch it with your kids…. You will not be disappointed…

Is It Any Good?

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The unique premise of this show takes the half-hour comedy to a new level -- True Story with Ed and Randall is engaging in more ways than one. With two funny hosts, incredible stories that will have you cracking up or tearing up, and a celebrity lineup to bring the stories to life, there is something for everyone in the family in each episode. Ed and Randall are perfect hosts for the gig, as they bring their own humor to the interviews and are also natural and laid back enough to laugh at and with their guests. After all, they know nothing about the stories before the guests fill them in, so they are often as surprised as viewers are. The guests range from extroverted to unassuming, but all are engaging in their own way and bring diversity of identity and lived experiences to the show.

At the surface, Peacock has delivered another winning comedy. Beyond the surface, they've provided another opportunity (and a very timely opportunity) for people to connect with and relate to others through the magic of storytelling, while emphasizing the notion that everyone's got something to share.

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