Thanks to Triumph, we are done with simple "Ted Cruz is snide," "Martin O'Malley is a failure," "Chris Christie is fat," and "Donald Trump is Donald Trump" jokes. Triumph delivers far more effective one-liners here. Access is key. And there's Triumph joining the press backstage at a Democratic debate, hitting every Midwestern rally supporting Ted Cruz, and booking time with Mike Huckabee for a one-on-one insult training session, all so he can poop on the process.
Whenever he encounters push-back from strident interviewees or legitimately offends onlookers with his lowbrow takedowns, he still doesn't let up -- a refreshing thing to see at a time when even the smallest comedic offense stirs up Twitter outrage. The Triumph-Smigel duality is fascinating to watch. At times, the man with hand knows he's crossing the line. Still, Triumph pushes forward, saying all the worst things with a dumb grin on his face. No one is safe. No one should be. Somehow, even O.J. trial lawyer Alan Dershowitz, American Idol's Sanjaya, and the "Dude, You're Getting a Dell" guy find their way into this show.