In this parody of topical debate shows, Crossballs pits unsuspecting real experts against comedians posing as experts, debating each other on various issues.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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In this parody of topical debate shows, Crossballs pits unsuspecting real experts against comedians posing as experts, debating each other on various issues.

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What seems real... isn't.

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The fictional debators that the actors play on the show always have the same first name as the actors. See more »

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Various Characters: [talking about video game addiction] In the real world, or "meatspace" as I like to call it, I was never getting laid and when I did get laid, it was ugly people.
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Referenced in Tosh.0: I Like Turtles Kid (2010) See more »

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Hilarious---just absolutely hilarious and outrageous. A home run.
1 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This fake show takes professional comedians pretending to be "experts" in one field or another, and has them debating real experts in those fields, on a CNN-Crossfire-type show.

Combined with video clips prepared in advance, and hilarious graphics re-iterating something that's just been uttered a second previous, this parody is hilarious because of the outrageousness of the characters played by the comics, as well as our knowledge that the real experts think they are on a bona-fide cable interview program, and we know they're being had.

It's brilliant, outrageous and simply hilarious. I laugh so hard and so often during Crossballs that damn near soil myself each time I watch.


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