Almost no topic is too taboo for the Post Show. As stars of the episodes, Levin and Castrone are unafraid to extract comedy from unlikely topics ranging from terrorism and pedophilia to stalkers and suicides. The acerbically witty writing can be just as daring as their resolve for creating un-PC humor. In “WWJD,” for instance, Jewish and Christian dating services square off, leaving us with classic one-liners like, “Because being young, Jewish, and attractive is no longer an oxymoron.” These sketches work because they are produced in clever and savvy formats, often parodying familiar forms like reality television shows, trailers for romantic comedies, the horror/slasher movie genre, music anthology commercials, and VH1’s Best Week Ever (where Castrone worked as a blogger). The result is a surreal, absurdist world, with proudly dysfunctional characters, lots of crude humor, and laugh-out-loud moments when you’d least expect it.
Though the Post Show is known for tackling un-PC topics, it can be even funnier when it exploits the mundane. In “Small World,” the common awkwardness of meeting an ex gets magnified ten times over when a poor guy’s nymphomaniac ex-girlfriend moves in next door with her new boyfriend.