Kroll Show – Wow (and not in a good way)

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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.

4 Comments on Kroll Show – Wow (and not in a good way)

  1. J. Walter Puppybreath // March 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm //

    I have no idea who this guy is, but his “show” seems another step towards the end of society as we know it.
    Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he got the $ to move ahead with his career, but did they really think this would take?
    Reminds me of a recent (and cancelled) sketch show on the Canadian ‘Comedy Channel’, ‘Picnic Face’: Seemed to be based on the idea that ‘random’ = funny. Not so.
    I guess the model is/was ‘Tim & Eric’, but where are they now?

    • Midwest Mike // March 4, 2013 at 7:33 am //

      Networks seem to be willing to throw money at comedians hoping that sooner or later they will find the next Seinfeld or Chappelle.

  2. You hit the nail on the head!

    • Midwest Mike // January 30, 2013 at 9:59 pm //

      And I can’t be more disappointed. I think Nick Kroll is a very funny guy. I wish his show didn’t suck so badly.

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