This show got so much press and there was so many twitter campaigns. I realized at some point that this was due to Nick Kroll's impressive wealth and connections and not due to talent. That said, just because Nick Kroll is a trust fund kid, worth billions, doesn't mean he can't have any talent. And, he might have some on the League. I haven't seen it. But, when it comes to this production and the stand up I've seen this youngish man is a DUD. Add a really rotten character to the glaring absence of talent and I don't like this Nick Kroll much ;>(
The fact that he is a billionaire's son who has access to manufactured press is bad enough, but then you notice that all his characters are broad takes on the riff raff. Only the Publizity sketch takes on less obvious targets, but still- hardly worthy or effective satire.
There is something particularly onerous about the ultimate one percenter thinking the poor or the stupid is so poke-worthy. Niok Kroll is the Mitt Romney of comedy, in other words.
We get it. Ed Hardy is lame. Reality TV is a miserable reality. Italians are sometimes mooks. This show reeks of rich kids(Kroll has taken along his Georgetown Buddies John Mulaney and Mike Birbigli for the free ride) thinking that their snotty observations are the bees knees.
Normally, they'd have to have good reviews and decent ratings to keep playing dress up so publicly, but when you have the kind of pull that Nick Kroll does.... we have to put up with this drivel. If you want to see funny sketch from a truly talented guy -- see Peter Serinofowitz.
It's sad how many talented comedians have not advanced in their career due to Nick Kroll's voracious need to impress his father. Again, if Kroll was talented all his machinations would be less offensive since they'd result in a viable product.
Instead, we are stuck with an untalented fellow who is soiling comedy for so many with his endless schemes and stunts. He learned a lot from his father's businesses and too little about comedy or integrity.
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