- Network: Comedy Central
- Series Premiere Date: Jun 14, 2011
- Season #: 1
- Summary: H. Jon Benjamin, better known as the voice behind Archer and Bob in Bob's Burgers, is an investigative reporter in this spoof of the genre.
- Genre(s): Comedy, Talk & Interview
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Jun 14, 2011
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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These guys come up with twisted shorts and one longer and even more twisted feature per episode, some of them actual man-on-the-street interviews, some of them scripted, and most of them funny.
Overall, though, Jon Benjamin Has a Van isn't the next obvious step for Benjamin conquering TV comedy. It's a misfire that mainly made me sad we won't have full new seasons of either "Archer" or "Bob's Burgers" until 2012.
Jun 14, 2011Standout installment not only benefits from guest appearances by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim but also channels their uniquely off-kilter humor in a trippy sci-fi storyline that sustains its length. Too often, though, Van lends credence to the theory that TV sketch comedy's primary usefulness isn't in appointment viewing, but in feeding the voracious appetite for viral videos online.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3