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Several comedians perform at the 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Hosted by W. Kamau Bell. Performances by W. Kamau Bell, Matt Braunger, Mark Normand, Iliza Shlesinger, Nate Bargatze, and Beth Stelling.
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The lowest budget and brow dating show I've ever seen.
I've done computer work late for years, so I used to watch Blind Date, Chains of Love, Elimidate, on a regular basis. Blind Date came up with so many random people, it was actually quite hilarious and amazing to watch the horrible characters of people emerge, especially as they got drunk, but maybe that caused lawsuits. I wont even compare it to Cheaters, which is truly engaging, but also setup.
This one is real low budget, and seems to be transparently set up, in that there is very little attempt to create the impression of a reality show. The two choosers are generally average to poor representatives of their own gender, and they choose only the hottest of the contestants trying to get to them, so it panders in that sense.
In the case of men choosing women, the women across the board are aspiring LA actresses, or more likely, strippers, who put on the dumbest of acts. It seems like everyone is chosen to be dumber than the host, who is attractive, sharp, and charming, and also fairly cruel and clinical. Her role is to play superior to it all, which can't help the fact that she's knee deep in the sleaze-fest. You can't help thinking she should get a better gig most of the time she's on. Her relentless insults don't bug me, but they could bug plenty of viewers.
The production is really meager. The only graphics are a weak 3D title opener, the sets are reminiscent of porn, so you won't see any changing scenery, or random spectators getting involved, like you did on Blind Date. There's no upbeat theme song. No vehicles. The contestants come to the house, basically to be abused for who knows what pittance of a paycheck. It's actually similar to the show where the finalist gets to select which one of the choosers, and then that person can bail as well (for more money I assume, although I think the entire thing is scripted). Since it is scripted, you get to watch total hacks act, not a pleasant sight. You also get to watch the host high-five the contestants. Lame.
The other shows were fun on a certain level. I won't say this show is never fun, but fun is rare enough to make you want change the channel.
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