Review by MONIQUE LEBLEUJuly 06, 2018 thelosangelesbeat.com original article
What I liked
The show combines elements of “HQ, Double Dare, Jeopardy, and Ellen’s Game of Games” and the show “Buzz’d Out!” is currently a television game show produced with Pasadena Media that airs on The Arroyo Channel, and snippets and full shows are mirrored on the YouTube channel as well.
Contestants might leave messy, but they still leave with show t-shirts, prizes, and their dignity. The audience leaves perhaps a little bit smarter and with a smile.
Sharp, polished, and ready for their close-up, this team of ready-for-prime-time players promises to continue on beyond the Fringe, if not onto the television broadcast firmament. And if you didn’t already have a food-related fetish before the show, you just might after.
What I didn't like
50 minutes goes too fast. The show is pretty polished and tight. I sat in the first row and did not get anything on me. I can’t speak for other shows, but the showrunners assure you that you will not get messy…unless you are a contestant.
My overall impression
Get ’Buzz’d’ and Splooshed in Hollywood at the Studio/Stage. For fans of trivia games, games shows, colorful game show hosts, and perhaps even “splooshing” enthusiasts, “Buzz’d Out! Live!” at the Studio/Stage in Hollywood is definitely for you!
Although a family show, this immersive show is geared towards adult participants who willingly—if not enthusiastically—set themselves up for getting splashed on, dumped out, puddinged and generally “creamed” with an assortment of food and non-food related items in a competition that pits fours contestants against each other in a battle of wits, gooey projectiles, and/or other physical challenges.
With just a team of six, headed by co-creators Ben Benjamins and Roe Moore, Buzz’d Out! Live! is loaded with high production value set, props, and video animation, high tech lighting and sound, some well-hidden low tech, along with low brow splashing, sploshing, dumping, and spraying that makes for some pretty awesome high comedy.