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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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 final episode never aired. Guest Jim March of 'Concerned Citizens for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' threatened to sue claiming he was deceived. Comedy Central decided to pull the episode. 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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