Human Giant (2007–2008)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy


Episode Guide
Human Giant (2007) Poster

A half-hour show of edgy short films.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

8.2/10
2,481

Videos


Photos

  • Aziz Ansari in Human Giant (2007)
  • Human Giant (2007)
  • Human Giant (2007)
  • Rob Huebel and Bobb'e J. Thompson in Human Giant (2007)
  • Aziz Ansari in Human Giant (2007)
  • Paul Scheer in Human Giant (2007)

See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Creators:

Aziz Ansari, Tom Gianas, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Jason Woliner, Sam Grossman

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


29 April 2008 | GrigoryGirl
3
| Decent sketch comedy, but not the pinnacle of greatness some have said....
I watched this show on a recommendation from a friend, saying it was one of the greatest sketch comedy shows ever. It's not one of the greatest ever (Monty Python still holds that title), but I ended up liking it more than I thought I would, although by the last two episodes, it starts to become very repetitive. Most sketch comedy today is quite lame, and some of it is abysmally bad (like IFC's Whitest Kids U Know, which is the worst sketch show EVER), but this stuff is relatively watchable. Not every sketch works. The Illusionators sketch gets tired after a while, and one motif that the Human Giant boys do is they always put in the sappy music almost at the end of every sketch that ends with a death or something sad. After 8 episodes of this motif, it becomes staid and stale. The "Kneel to Verg" sketch is a parody of Superman II (!), nearly 30 years after it was made, and it's actually kind of boring. Their Exorcist parody is also tired. SNL parodied this brilliantly with Richard Pryor as the priest and Laraine Newman as Regan (she mouthed the famous line "your momma eats kitty litter", which is funnier than what the kid in Human Giant's version says). The hand-held camera, fast cuts, and overly slick feel to it (this is MTV, you know) is very distracting. There are some good sketches, like Swindle Tips: Coffee (which has great dialogue by Aziz), Catching a Predator (which has a great twist at the end of it), and Sensitivity Training (my favorite).

There are cameos by many in the comedy world such as Patton Oswalt, Jon Benjamin, Brian Posehn, and Mary Lynn Rasjkub (who gave me a dirty look in a comedy club once while I was talking to Janeane Garofalo. They were both headlining a comedy show in December of 2007. That wasn't very nice of Mary Lynn). Out of the three actors, Aziz comes across the best. He has a goofy, funny, almost magnetic presence to him. So, this is OK sketch comedy, not classic sketch comedy.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

  • The State

    The State

  • Stella

    Stella

  • Childrens Hospital

    Childrens Hospital

  • Upright Citizens Brigade

    Upright Citizens Brigade

  • 12 oz. Mouse

    12 oz. Mouse

  • Strangers with Candy

    Strangers with Candy

  • Eagleheart

    Eagleheart

  • Tom Goes to the Mayor

    Tom Goes to the Mayor

  • Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy

    Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy

  • Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

    Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic

  • NTSF:SD:SUV

    NTSF:SD:SUV

  • Mr. Show with Bob and David

    Mr. Show with Bob and David

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy

The Biggest Diva on "Game of Thrones" Wasn't Human

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks about his favorite "Game of Thrones" moments, including the behind-the-scenes drama involved when working with a bear ...

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to superheroes, horror movies, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com