Watch The Jeselnik Offensive
- 2 Seasons
The Jeselnik Offensive is a new black comedy television program on Comedy Central. The show brings comedian Anthony Jeselnik to the stage where he discusses current world events with a dark and sarcastic twist. The show features different segments throughout, mostly based around Jeselnik's opinions. Many topics are cringe-worthy and would usually be seen as off limits. A segment on the show, titled The Sacred Cow, takes a very forbidden topic and continually makes fun of it. A sketch appeared in the first episode which showed Jeselnik performing stand up to cancer patients. The content of his jokes all evolved around cancer as he poked fun at the topic. Jeselnik makes jokes and voices his opinions throughout each segment, and even invites crowd participation. The Jeselnik Offensive features weekly guests who are usually other comedians and TV personalities. Celebrities such as Aziz Ansari and Jeff Ross have been featured on the program, where they discuss news reports while poking fun at each other. The show features stories that would not be normally discussed on television and are often taken from websites such as Reddit and Gawker. Good night kids, now go read a book is Jeselnik's sign off phrase which he closes each show with. The show premiered in February, 2013 and has already been renewed for a second season. Reception to the show has been generally positive, holding a 7.5/10 rating on IMDB. Although the show pushes boundaries, it hasn't come into much negative criticism. Comedy Central premiered the show in hopes to find a successful program to air following the Colbert Report. The Jeselnik Offensive runs 30 minute episodes and is produced by Comedy Partners. You can see it on Tuesday nights at 10:30 PM EST. The second season will begin airing in July 2013.