THE PLOT THUS FAR
Show highlights Nick Kroll’s incredible ability to transform himself into hilarious characters that pop off the screen while bringing many of his popular short-form favorites along for the ride.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Kroll Show” is the genteel comedy for America’s modern media obsessed bro culture. It’s like if Tracy Ullmann ever found herself inside of a BW3 and said that she belonged there for the rest of her life. Then, she went to the latest hipster dive to bitch about the time spent there with her better friends. That gone mean quick, especially since I dig most of Kroll’s work. I live for the Degrassi spoof segments and the adventures of a Young Larry Bird. However, so much of the show is a slog to get to those moments.
Nick Kroll is more of my speed on “The League”. But, I appreciate a comedian that is willing to work on characters and present a showcase for similar immense talents. By the time that you get to the second disc, the quality picks up greatly. It seems like Kroll was really getting into his material right when Comedy Central announced that the show was ending with season three. That’s a shame, as Comedy Central needs more original content. Daniel Tosh can’t keep carrying that network on his back. Plus, it’s not like Amy Schumer brings in that many viewers. Key & Peele are OK, but most people just watch their standalone clips on YouTube. But, none of those other shows has Jenny Slate. Marcel the Shell for life.
The DVD comes with Kroll karaoke, original music videos, uncut Armond trial, Publizity interview and audio commentaries as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong. Still, the transfer is standard definition flat. The Dolby track makes up the difference. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 12/09/2014