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.

This MUST be why Trump (allegedly) had NUCLEAR documents at Mar-a-Lago

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According to the Washington Post's "anonymous sources," the FBI was looking for documents related to nuclear weapons during its raid of Mar-a-Lago.

Who could have guessed what Donald Trump did with those documents (never mind that he allegedly had them for over a year before the FBI actually did anything)? And who knows why they were searching through Melania's drawers for such top-secret information? Also, isn't it interesting that even after both Attorney General Merrick Garland and Donald Trump asked for the search warrant to be unsealed, only this very unspecific and very damning bit of information was "leaked" to the Washington Post? And just a few months before the midterm elections?

Since the DOJ still hasn't told us much (what was leaked to the media), Glenn did his best to present a few "theories" of his own on "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday. Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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New details emerge about Trump raid — and 'it doesn't look good for the FBI'

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New, alleged details about the raid of former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago hint that it's "not looking good for the FBI," said BlazeTV host Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday.

Trump has faced attacks from every direction, but despite all of it, he has "not been found guilty or had any kind of real, solid evidence against him," Glenn pointed out.

Glenn detailed a long list of investigations, accusations, and lawsuits against Trump, and the latest puzzling revelations about the FBI's raid of Mar-a-Lago, which only seem to raise even more questions. For example, did agents truly refuse to give Trump's lawyer a copy of the warrant upon arriving at the home? Because sources have alleged that his attorney was kept "10 feet away from the warrant" and was not allowed to actually read it. If that's true, then it was absolutely against the law.

Then there was the inordinate amount of time spent going through Melania Trump's closet. And did they have the proper authority to break into Trump's safe?

"That warrant had better damn well say that they can break into that safe because the law is, you can't go into somebody's house and ... just tear it all apart," Glenn said. "You have to have a pretty good idea of where things might be located, and you ask for permission for those areas. And you have to know exactly what you're looking for, and if it's in a safe, you need to specifically say, 'it's in a safe and we're having a safe cracker come in.' If they didn't say in the warrant that they could crack his safe, it's the fruit of the poisoned tree. By the way, there was nothing in the safe."

Glenn also explained that the FBI broke into a specific "safe room" that contained national archives, which Trump was allegedly told by investigators to keep in a locked room.

"[Trump] made a safe room, and put two locks on it, at their request. And that's what they broke into," Glenn said. "This doesn't look good for the FBI," he added.

Watch the video clip below to hear more from "The Glenn Beck Program." Can't watch? Download the podcast here.


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There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

Watch the full episode below:

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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