This Comedy Troupe Is an Internet Sensation Thanks to Clean Humor

Studio C, a sketch comedy troupe from Brigham Young University, gets millions of views on YouTube – while never using swear words or crass humor. Their comedy, which has been on BYUtv for eight seasons so far, was featured in a recent Wall Street Journal piece.

The troupe’s success shows that “the absolute sharpest comedy is clean comedy,” Michael C. Dunn, managing director of BYU Broadcasting, told the Journal.

On today’s show, Glenn and Stu talked about Studio C and some of the troupe’s most popular sketches, including the unfortunate soccer goalie Scott Sterling and the man who takes on some serious sympathy pains for his pregnant wife.

“My kids watch it religiously,” Glenn said of Studio C’s YouTube channel. “They’re just hysterical.”

Check out the sketches that Glenn mentioned below:

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GLENN: Great story in the Wall Street Journal. Conan O'Brien and his family were out to dinner in Santa Monica last year, when his daughter began to screech, oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh.

Conan said, I thought a Cessna had just plowed into the sidewalks and burst into flames. Then my son started to freak out, they're crossing the street. They're crossing the street.

The source of the pandemonium was the arrival of what Mr. O'Brien's children deemed bigger celebrities. Mild-mannered Mormons. The late-night TV host who took a picture with them, recognized them as the stars of Studio C. Have you ever seen Studio C?

STU: Yeah, I've seen some of it, yeah.

GLENN: It is really, really, really funny.

STU: Really well-done.

GLENN: Studio C has achieved sizeable popularity on the internet, despite or perhaps because of its super scrubbed brand of clean humor, such as a skit about a soccer goalie named Scott Sterling. Have you seen this?

STU: I don't think I've seen that.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Just Google right now, Scott Sterling soccer. I'll post this up at GlennBeck.com. It is hysterical. Hysterical.

Who continually blocks shots with his face. It's -- it's -- it is a scream. You'll watch it over and over and over again.

The performers are employees of the Utah BYU school and have to adhere to its honor code.

They have banned innuendo, cursing, politics, even the word "gosh" because it sounds too much like God.

The result is a pop culture phenomenon. It has wracked up more than 1 billion views on YouTube, a third the size of Saturday Night Live.

STU: Wow. This soccer video you're talking about, 55.7 million views.

GLENN: It's hysterical.

STU: That's a nice number.

GLENN: Still, some have found reasons to be offended. One viewer wrote to complain about a joke at the expense of a character with a hernia, saying hernias are painful. Others objected to a bit where people shot at a cat. Another chastised a cast member using the word butt, suggesting that it would be better to use the word "derriere."

STU: That has a little more class to it. We'll say that.

GLENN: Oh, sure. Okay.

Even without swearings or references to sex, they can tap into comedy's subversive roots. Conan, a former writer for Saturday Night Live, who now hosts his own show on TBS, says the cleanliness of Studio C's humor was almost an afterthought to him. What got his attention was the craftsmanship of the skits, particularly their solid endings, something that he has always found challenging.

STU: I've never noticed a sketch comedy show having trouble with endings though. That's -- wow, that's out there. That one is out there. Never noticed that in all sketch comedy shows ever produced.

GLENN: Wow. No. Never.

If you've never watched Studio C -- my kids watch it religiously. I mean, they have -- my son is probably maybe 47 million views of those 55.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: They love Studio C. And they'll just watch it on YouTube. Clip after clip after clip. Because they're just hysterical. There's one -- there's also another one. I'll post these today. There's another one that's really funny about a doctor who has found a way to take the birth pain from the mother and transfer it to the father. And she's having the baby. He's having the pain. And it's -- it's really funny.

STU: That sounds like a terrible, terrible idea.

GLENN: No, I hope --

STU: Science, stay away.

GLENN: Please, don't pursue that.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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Glenn Beck has had enough of exposing scandal after scandal, just to have everyone look the other way: Benghazi, Hillary Clinton's emails, Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine and China … the list goes on, but no consequences are paid. Now, the media have called the election for Joe Biden and insist no one can question it. But for many of the more than 71 million people who voted for President Trump, our search for the truth isn't over yet.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn called out the left's long list of alleged corruption that has gone unchecked and stressed that Donald Trump's legal team must be allowed to go through the process of investigating the multiple allegations of election fraud to ensure our voting systems are fair.

"I don't know about you, but I'm tired. I am worn out. I am fed up!" Glenn said during his opening monologue. "I've had enough. I am tired of exposing corruption, doing our homework, even going overseas and having documents translated to make sure they're exactly right, [and] presenting the evidence ... except, once we expose it, nothing happens. Nobody goes to jail. Nobody pays for a damn thing any more!"

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