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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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Series cast summary:
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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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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It's a shame
19 January 2017 | by vanwindmillSee all my reviews

I don't think it's because the people aren't talented at all...but the comedy is sad and upsetting rather than funny. There's no joy. One reviewer said "unknowns shouldn't get a show." Boy, is that dumb - everyone funny was unknown to begin with.

I think the problem is that having these performers literally act out the characters that they probably do in flashes in stand up just doesn't work - it lacks imagination. Plus there's a kind of essential mean-spirited nastiness that doesn't work with costumes and full make up. So much of it is downright offensive.

Such a shame for the performers. I hope they get beyond this - keep doing the stand-up, aren't made to write full blown scripts for themselves...what a mess.


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