Nick Swardson's Pretend Time: Season 1 (2010)

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Nick Swardson's Pretend Time

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Air date: Oct 12, 2010

Nick dedicates the show to his dead cat Fitzgerald. Guest stars: Actor Ryan Phillippe and comedian Natasha Leggero.

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Air date: Oct 19, 2010

Nick talks about how dirty the show can be. Guest stars: SNL-alum Finesse Mitchell, rapper Swayze, and comedy duo Dana & Julia.

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Air date: Oct 26, 2010

Nick talks about the trouble they had casting the Freddy Krueger sketch. Guest stars: Comedians Nick Kroll and Paul F. Tompkins.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2010

Nick is happy to be working with Gay Robot again. Guest stars: Comedic actors Horatio Sanz, Kerri Kenney and Adam Scott.

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Air date: Nov 9, 2010

Nick talks about his obsession with scatological humor at an early age. Guest stars: UCB co-founder Matt Walsh and comedic actor Bob Odenkirk.

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Air date: Nov 16, 2010

Nick thinks his picture on the crew sweatshirts makes him look fat. Guest stars: Comedian Harland Williams and actor/performer Paul Scheer ("The League").

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Air date: Nov 23, 2010

Sketches in the first-season finale include a couple's ill-fated role-playing; a man visiting a former residence; and a time capsule that should have remained unopened. Laura Kightlinger and Owen Benjamin guest star.

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Critic Reviews for Nick Swardson's Pretend Time Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Overall, Pretend Time can be recommended to multitaskers as mildly entertaining background noise — the comedy equivalent of having the radio on while you work.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…

In such an environment, tastelessness is both expected and tolerable -- if it manages to be funny, that is -- a saving grace that too often eludes "Pretend Time."

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Swardson provokes reactions from the audience, and sometimes the reactions are simply disgust at how far he's willing to take the scenes. If a few fall short, so what. At least Swardson went for it in this promising, funny show.

May 7, 2020 | Full Review…
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Allows us to conclude two things: 1) Swardson can be really funny... and 2) once he runs out of good stuff, he turns first to scatalogical jokes before rolling out completely disgusting (and ultimately un-funny) sex gags.

May 7, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Obviously, Pretend Time is filled with very low-brow, raunchy humor -- which is usually funny in Swardson's hands. But here, the punch lines are predictable and the clever use of crudeness from Grandma's Boy is mostly absent.

May 7, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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