Pointless Nonsense

Posted in tv by Bill on October 27, 2014

birthdayboysThe Birthday Boys is an IFC sketch show whose first season is on Netflix so I thought I’d give it a shot. Bob Odenkirk is an executive producer and shows up pretty frequently. The first episode has a couple parts that elicited a slight grin and “oh that’s a little clever,” but nothing approaching a laugh.

It’s weird to me that they’d have a sketch troupe in 2013 that’s all white guys. There’s 7 of them, all white and approximately the same age. Other than the fat guy, they’re all basically the same. It seems weirdly limiting. In the first episode, they play silicon valley pioneers and a group of young x-treme christians, perfectly appropriate situations for a group of white guys. But you’re basically stuck doing stuff like that.


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