In Big Mouth, all the terrible, gross thoughts that you probably had while going through puberty come to life — in the form of actual hormone monsters voiced by Nick Kroll and Maya Rudolph.
The Netflix animated series was created by Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, and TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha review it in the latest episode of the Original Content podcast. We discuss how Big Mouth combines increasingly dirty jokes and random gags with genuine thoughtfulness about sex and adolescence.
Kroll provides the voice of Nick, a boy right on the edge of puberty, while his Oh Hello! co-star John Mulaney plays his friend Andrew. The show also stars Jessi Klein as their friend Jessi (yes, the character names are very creative) and Jordan Peele as the ghost of Duke Ellington (just go with it).
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