The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Central)

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The Jim Jefferies Show (Comedy Central) – Premieres 6th June

A weekly topical comedy show that is similar to Last Week Tonight and to a lesser extent Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Jim Jefferies covers the recent news events.

The show is split into three segments, in the first part Jim does a brief round up of the weeks news, which has a Daily Show light feel to it, and is the weakest part of the programme. After that there’s a video segment where Jim Visits a country to to interview folk about a regional custom that can be seen as offensive. Then the show is finished off with Jim tackling a subject and offering up his theory on how the problems could be resolved.

It’s a solid bit of current affair based comedy that’s well worth a watch.

5.9/10

The President Show (Comedy Central)

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The President Show (Comedy Central) – Premieres 28th April

A comedy talk show hosted by Donald Trump impersonator Anthony Atamanuik, where for the majority of the show has the Trump character in various sketches where he is either addressing the press, in the oval office with Mike Pence or out on the town interacting with the public.

It then moves on to an Ali G style of interview where the Trump character highlights his stupidity in front of the guest. As a show it misses the mark more often than not with the highlight being the interview segment.

Overall, even with the quality of the impersonation, it comes across as the same joke done multiple times and becomes a bit grating after a while.

2.7/10

Problematic With Moshe Kasher (Comedy Central)

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Problematic With Moshe Kasher (Comedy Central) – Premieres 18th April

Comedy current affairs talk show along similar lines to Black & White, where Moshe after breaking down the topic of episode has a chat with a panel of celebrity guests to gauge their opinions.

Along with the talk show element questions are fielded from the audience and a couple of interviews and skits are shown. Though with the subject matter and the guests involved it comes over a something that’s preaching to the converted, and at times comes over as a bit smug.

2.3/10

The Gorburger Show (Comedy Central)

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The Gorburger Show (Comedy Central) – Premieres 9th April

Comedy chat show shenanigans in the same vein as Comedy Bang Bang, where Gorburger an alien that has come to Earth, gatecrashed a Japanese tv show eating most the people onstage, and decided to use the chat show format to learn about humans.

Like Comedy Bang Bang, there are a couple of guest who end up taking part in the weird trains of thought that the blue alien goes through, along with a on location bit with Gorburger dicking about.

It’s a surreal bit of TV which sometimes gets too weird for its own good.

1.9/10

The Comedy Jam (Comedy Central)

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The Comedy Jam (Comedy Central) – Premieres 22nd March

Original starting as a one off special, The Comedy Jam has been given a series. In it three comedians go on stage and give a short anecdote before singing a song along with the house band.

It’s at best a version of Lip Sync Battle where the people involved can actually sing. One for those that enjoy watching karaoke.

1.6/10

The High Court (Comedy Central)

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The High Court (Comedy Central) – Premieres 27th February

A parody of the Judge Judy daytime courtroom shows, where comedian Doug Benson presides over a real small claims case while stoned off his tits.

After just about listening to the both sides argument, Doug and his bailiff retire to his camber to deliberate the case and hit a bong multiple times. After which the case is resolved, the people involved give their opinions on the verdict and Doug and the bailiff giggle a lot.

With the show being only about 10 minutes it has more of an Adult Swim vibe to especially since the whole show is based the premise that watching a stoned person make sense of a dispute is funny. That said with it being so short it doesn’t get grating, though it isn’t something you’d go out your way to watch.

2.9/10

The Barstool Rundown: Live From Houston (Comedy Central)

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The Barstool Rundown: Live From Houston (Comedy Central) – Premieres 30th January

The live TV version of the podcast The Barstool Rundown that’s being aired in the run up to Superbowl 51. Three thirtysomething jocks have an itinerary of things they’ve found on the internet that day, then begin shouting at each other in the desperate attempt of saying something funny, and failing.

It’s the TV equivalent of the awkward moment a loud obnoxious simpleton starts talking to you in the pub, and spouting their opinions on anything vaguely newsworthy that happened that day. It is mindbogglingly shit.

0.6/10