2008 Winter TV Preview: Human Giant
Author: Kelly West
published: 2008-03-08 20:40:19
Human Giant - Season 2
Premieres: Tuesday, March 11th, at 11 p.m. EST
Creator(s):Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Jason Woliner
Starring:: Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer
Human Giant is a sketch comedy series on MTV that is somewhat similar to shows like Comedy Centralís Upright Citizen Brigade and MTVís The State. From what Iíve seen of the series, the humor is a pretty adult oriented (even more so than Saturday Night Live). For example, in the first episode of the second season (which is available for purchase and download on iTunes), one of the sketches involves an online video of a guy cutting off his own penis just to get famous. Thereís also a sketch about a reality show featuring kids who take over the responsibilities of prison guards.
I didnít watch Human Giant last season so when I watched the first episode of the new season, I had no idea what I was in for. As I mentioned in the series description, the humor is very adult oriented and in some ways, itís kind of over the top but thatís not really a bad thing (unless you hate that kind of humor). Personally, I think the showís pretty funny.
What I liked about the episode I saw, aside from the funny factor was the way the sketches poked fun at things like people trying to become the next internet celebrity or reality shows that exploit children. Funny enough to add to the TiVo seasonís pass? I think so.
Hereís a preview:
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