Here at Alive we have an office fantasy football league, and depending on how you look at it, it's either a good or bad thing that our pool doesn't include any of the humiliating pranks and insulting banter that much of "The League" is built on.

Here at Alive we have an office fantasy football league, and depending on how you look at it, it’s either a good or bad thing that our pool doesn’t include any of the humiliating pranks and insulting banter that much of “The League” is built on.

While I would enjoy bringing in some of the ridiculous wagers the guys and Jenny (Katie Aselton) have, I’m currently sitting at 2-2, and after watching the things they do to Sacko Bowl loser Andre (Paul Scheer) in the premiere, I’m not confident enough in this game of chance to take that risk.

Pete (Mark Duplass) dreams up most of Andre’s punishments — Andre now looks like a “magician who rapes” while being a street flautist — while Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi) and Jenny sit back and enjoy.

Then the nefarious Ruxin (Nick Kroll) enters the fray with one of the worst/funniest pranks this show has done. I don’t want to give it away, but it involves the return of Rafi (Jason Mantzoukas) and the introduction of the infamous Dirty Randy, played by guest star Seth Rogen.

“The League” makes reference to the NFL lookout and its implications, but this show is not solely about fantasy football — in fact, don’t look for lineup advice from these guys, unless you’re in the Alive league.

The fantasy football is used as a narrative device to bring the group together, but the jokes result from the interaction between everyone. Even if you don’t care about fantasy football, “The League” serves up steady laughs and is another in FX’s line of excellent comedies.