I have been waiting to pass judgement on the Kroll Show for a couple of week because I was so hopeful that it would be good. I’ve seen enough to know now that the Kroll Show is not good. In fact, it’s bad. Very bad. It’s another example of a TV network giving a comedian too much freedom to do whatever they want. The networks that keep allowing comedians to have their own variety shows with no adult supervision are all trying to recapture the glory that was Chappelle’s Show. What often happens though is we get a show full over over-indulgent garbage with skits that are only funny to the comedian themselves. Did you ever seen Nick Swardson’s Pretend Time? Judging from the ratings, you probably didn’t. It was another example of a show given to a comedian where they were allowed to do whatever they wanted.
I’m very upset by how bad the Kroll Show is because I think Nick Kroll is a hysterically funny comedian. I even named him one of TV’s 10 Funniest Men in an earlier post because of his work on The League and his stand-up work. The guy is really funny but his show just isn’t. That’s ok though Nick. I can’t be funny all the time either.
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
If you are interested in watching this show after my glowing review, the Kroll Show airs on Comedy Central Wednesdays at 9:30.