What To Watch: 03/17/2020

In our new temporary reality where we have a duty to be at home binge-watching, what’s better to watch on the loudest, most raucous “holiday” of the year than a new hourlong special by standup’s drunken-revelry-in-man-form Bert Kreischer, a being who first found fame when his seven plus years of college excess went national, and who has built his legend as a storyteller, adventurer, and genuinely funny dude into a career that’s still going strong as he approaches his 50s. Bert, we salute you!

KATHERINE’S PICK:
Bert Kreisher: Hey Big Boy [Netflix]
I can’t help myself. I like Bert Kreischer! Netflix releases his second special, Hey Big Boy, in advance of his new improv series, Cabin. Bert tries out health and wellness, with disastrous results and the help of his funny friends: Anthony Anderson, Bobby Lee, Caitlyn Jenner, Chris D’elia, Fortune Feimster, Joel McHale, Kaley Cuoco, Leah Remini, Nikki Glaser, Tom Segura, and Whitney Cummings.

BRAD’S PICK:
Schitt’s Creek [Pop, 9p]
Would you expect anything less than an escape room as part of David’s bachelor party? Moira and Johnny attend and in typical SC style, hilarity ensues. You’re stuck inside and have no excuse to not watch.

JASON’S PICK:
Niall Ferguson’s Networld [PBS, 8p]
Professional expert Niall Ferguson digs into our superconnected society with a look at the highs and lows to a life lived in the virtual realm — and what sadly serendipitous timing as a good portion of our planet will be spending even more time on it for the foreseeable future.

ALSO ON TAP TONIGHT:

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  • Ok, we’ll get with this high concept (or concept created while Food Network was high). In Supermarket Stakeout, the chefs wait outside grocery stores and convince unsuspecting shoppers to give up their bags as ingredients — but they don’t know what’s in the bag until they get it.
  • Comedy Central’s line-up is some classics for the vulgar in you. Crank Yankers (or as Jon Stewart called it “Puppets Making Prank Call”) returns for a season corresponding to however many years it’s been on, while guy-who-thinks-wishing-rape-on-a-heckler-is-funny Daniel Tosh returns with his clip show, Tosh.0. And in a reverse of the direction of how a guy with his sort of humor goes, his TV fame has earned him a YouTube channel.

 

 

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