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The Characters 

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No rules. No expectations. A half hour to make their mark. Eight different comedians each get an episode to show their skills in comedy.
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John T. Reynolds John T. Reynolds ...  Dan / ... 3 episodes, 2016
Kate Berlant Kate Berlant ...  Brian / ... 2 episodes, 2016
John Early ...  Jason / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Jon Bander Jon Bander ...  Employee #1 / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Sue Galloway ...  Stephanie / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Jacqueline Novak Jacqueline Novak ...  Jacqueline / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Brandon Scott Jones ...  Ben J. / ... 2 episodes, 2016
C.J. Wilson ...  Host / ... 2 episodes, 2016
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No rules. No expectations. A half hour to make their mark. Eight different comedians each get an episode to show their skills in comedy.

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English

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11 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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Netflix Presents: The Characters See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Absurd is not the same as comedy
10 April 2016 | by SVanDuineSee all my reviews

I'm going to try to keep this short, so I'll just say that I think the show is very lacking. For a comedy it lacks laughs, and it seems to mistake awkwardness/absurdity with humor. Those things can be funny, but just showing a bunch of arrogant and self- absorbed characters being arrogant and self-absorbed isn't funny in itself. The episodes just kinda drag on and the characters being played are so unlikeable that it's hard to smile at, let alone laugh.

Someone in the message boards said it best when calling it cringe comedy, but not in a good way. For me it just came off a lot as ironically pretentious.


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