Why John C. Reilly As Dr. Steven Brule Is Pure Comic Brilliance


Check It Out with Dr. Steven Brule is one of the funniest shows on TV right now. The show stars John C. Reilly as the titular character, and to say it is a stretch from what he is best known for is an understatement. The show is unique and bizarre in ways that most people would never be able to understand. Truth is, it shocks me just how few people watch this stellar show, and I am here to tell you why you are seriously missing out on some bizarre fun.

So on Check It Out with Dr. Steven Brule, Relly plays the main character. A guy who calls himself a doctor, but most are pretty sure he is not that. The character started out as a minor skit on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, and fans of that show just dug him so much, he got his own spinoff. The show is based around the idea that it is a cable access show with Dr. Steven Brule hosting it. He deals with different themes each week (like family, love, and religion) and to be honest, the show is braver and funnier than most would dare to be.

The problem for most people is just how bizarre and uncomfortable it is. It is like taking the uncomfortable scenes from The Office and amping them up by about a hundred. The end result is disjointing, quirky, and hilarious. You just need to know it is okay to laugh. Some of the stuff is SO messed up, people feel like they can’t. No, that is the whole point. Put Dr. Steven Brule in very uncomfortable situations, then we grimace and laugh as he tries to get out of it.

Check your local listings for Check It Out with Dr. Steven Brule from Adult Swim. There is nothing else on TV quite like it right now.

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