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The Beaverton 

A Canadian news satire series which features news stories and editorial pieces whose structure and layout mirror those of conventional news but whose content is contorted to make humorous commentary on Canadian and world issues.
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Series cast summary:
Emma Hunter ...  Herself - Host / ... 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Miguel Rivas ...  Himself - Host / ... 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Laura Cilevitz ...  Herself - Correspondent 19 episodes, 2016-2018
Marilla Wex ...  Herself - Correspondent / ... 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Aisha Alfa ...  Herself - Correspondent / ... 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Donavon Stinson ...  Himself - Correspondent 13 episodes, 2016-2018
Dave Barclay ...  Himself - Tech Correspondent / ... 13 episodes, 2016-2018
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The Beaverton is a weekly satirical news show airing Wednesdays at 10:30 pm on Comedy, just before The Daily Show. A televised adaptation of the immensely popular website TheBeaverton.com it files fictional stories of the utmost importance. Written by Fa'res Husseini & TheBeaverton.com

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The Beaverton

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16 November 2016 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Pier 21 Films See more »
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Website co-founder Luke Gordon Field and Senior Editors Jacob Duarte Spiel & Alexander Saxton also write for the show. See more »

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At least it's better than "Second Jen"
2 March 2017 | by MikeSNationSee all my reviews

I really don't think I'll ever understand Canadian television networks... who runs them and what in the world are they thinking on any given day?

This country already has a lot of news comedy shows, these are shows that are all about making fun of the news and news broadcasts, but these shows all have jokes that are geared for the older set. Why they think they need This Hour Has 22 Minutes and also The Rick Mercer Report and also for a long time Royal Canadian Air Farce, is beyond me. Even when the Air Farce show for grandparents was finally put out of its misery they replaced it with still very news based comedy by the equally ancient Ron James Show. There were other news based comedy shows whose named I can't recall right now. Double Exposure, The Grind, uh...... more? Plus for I guess... reasons???... Royal Canadian Air Farce is still on the air at least once a year with their even more atrocious than they ever were before New Years Eve Specials, which I am 100% certain are written by a 90 year old man who has a stack of newspapers from 1987 and joke books from 1955. In case you haven't guessed these taxpayer funded non-comedies make me angry. I don't like paying for dreck that isn't funny and that is only meant for other old people.

So I was very optimistic about this show. I thought I'd seen all of them but according to this list there are 13 episodes, I have seen about 6 or 8. I thought finally, a show with jokes for people under 50 on Canadian T.V., finally a news comedy show in Canada like the Daily Show or Colbert Report or any of the others they do so well, with serious content and real actually funny jokes.

But no. My hopes were smashed like a ship against the rocks. Sure the show is younger but the jokes are just as bad. Even worse than that The Beaverton show is full of production errors. Including probably the worst laugh track that has ever been used in any show ever. The exact same sound of the same people exploding into laughter for no reason and then also without reason all immediately silenced, as if the entire laughing audience was all simultaneously hit over the head with a hammer.... which would actually be more fun to watch than this show.

The show has bad sound, bad lighting, cheap sets and bad acting. Forget acting, these people can't even deliver jokes well. Then again it's probably hard to deliver jokes this bad without vomiting anyway.

I follow The Beaverton magazine online. That Beaverton is like a Canadian version of The Onion and they actually have some funny and good articles. The difference between that and this box punch of a show was such a canyon that I assumed the comedy network just bought the rights to use the name and none of the same people were involved. Apparently that's not the case. So I have to wonder, why are people who are obviously funny writers such awful writers when it comes to writing for TV? Whose fault is this awful television show?

There! My first review was "don't watch, this is one of the worst shows on T.V." but apparently I needed ten more lines. I spent 17 minutes writing this review slamming a T.V. show begging you not to watch it for the sake of your own IQ and eyes.... which should make it clear how bad I think this show is.

At the end of the day I give this show 2 out of 10 because at least it's better than "Second Jen" which is so breathtakingly bad it makes me want to put a hand grenade in my mouth then pull the pin... which would be more fun to watch than that show. Even if I was holding a dozen puppies when I exploded. Whoever made the show "Second Jen" should be thrown into a mine shaft and then have the mine shaft filled with dog excrement, but first also burn and throw in all the tapes and scripts of "Second Jen".


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