Studio: Tim Henson
What It Is
Host Tim Henson plays “bizarre, twisted & ******-up” sound clips from the internet and discusses similar news stories.
Henson’s a dedicated content creator, no question. A new thirty to forty minute episode drops every couple of days; you might think a schedule this punishing would deplete the weirdness of the internet. Oh, no, you are incorrect about that. This is probably the most deserving of the Explicit rating of any show I’ve encountered yet, I should say. A ton of profanity and explicit sexual content and . . . well, let’s just say it . . . some downright disgusting stuff. The iTunes archive features the one hundred most recent episodes. For the entire archive (going back more than ten years!), hit up the website, though you do have to be a subscriber.
What About It
This show is one of the most offensive I’ve yet encountered. Nothing is off limits on this show. Henson plays clips of Pentecostals speaking in tongues, clearly mentally-disturbed individuals losing their ****, and, just for fun, the occasional clip of someone retching during oral sex or screaming during anal sex. This show is not one to restore your faith in humanity, I’ll tell you that; it turns over a rock and lets all the most disgusting, bizarre, brainless and ridiculous people scurry out of their internet holes. And I have to say that I love this show.
Now, this is definitely a Your Mileage May Vary kind of show. Some will find Henson’s schtick obnoxious and others will find the clips played offensive or disturbing. But there’s something about the absurdity of some of this stuff that provokes genuine laughter in me most of the time. Now, I feel like I’ve talked about the Heebie Jeebies episode of After Hours with Heidi & Frank; it’s the one where a listener shares a story that literally made me dry heave. Well, right off the top of my head, I can think of three times DV Daily has made me dry heave. Why is this entertaining to me? Wish I could tell you. All I know is that there are clips from this show that still make me double over with laughter just thinking about them. This is a show with multiple belly-laughs per episode. Maybe that means I’m “bizarre, twisted & ******-up.” Well, somebody’s gotta be. I guess.
You laugh only after your gag reflex has been triggered.
Avoid Like the Plague If
You love that Robin Williams, but Flubber was just too nasty!
Best Entry Point
Well, here it comes. You knew it was going to happen. It’s one of the episodes that made me heave. Every Tuesday, Henson finds a poorly written, typically disgusting piece of online erotica and reads it to the audience. In the episode in question, Henson plays an old clip that’s apparently an audience favorite and it deserves to be. Henson reads a piece of erotic fiction involving Natalie Portman engaging in some heavy scat porn. If you don’t know what scat porn is, just step away and keep your innocence. But, anyway, Henson just loses his **** (fittingly) on this one and he can barely read the story he’s laughing so hard. It’s disgusting, hilarious and utterly destructive to any faith in humanity. A must listen, in other words. Unfortunately, research has just revealed that this episode is behind the paywall now. So, go download a few of the new ones, I guess.