I cannot believe Gutfeld’s first show.It is unexpectedly boring and Gutfeld in large doses is unwatchable. A whiny voice, a forced and pretentious attitude, as if someone will buy a conservative spewing facts in an attempt to be funny. Nothing to see here, move along.
Compared with Jon Steward, Stephen Colbert, Gutfeld is not especially perceptive nor funny, and his show looks like an amateur effort produced by professionals. This program should belong to Adam Carolla whose wit is perceptive, unforced and spontaneous.
This is the Fox Media release and Gutfeld is just as boring …
FOX NEWS CHANNEL TO DEBUT THE GREG GUTFELD SHOW ON SUNDAY MAY 31st
FOX News Channel (FNC) will launch a new one-hour program entitled, The Greg Gutfeld Show on Sunday, May 31st at 10PM/ET, announced FOX News Chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes. As Gutfeld takes on a new solo host role, he will also continue as co-host of the weekday ensemble program The Five (weekdays at 5PM/ET), as well as his weekly appearances on The O’Reilly Factor (weekdays at 8PM/ET).
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Gutfeld is a distinctly versatile talent whose quick witted humor and gift for comedy writing will enable him to stand out in primetime on Sunday nights.”
Gutfeld added, “Every host of a new show likes to say they’re breaking new ground. So why should I be any different. This show will forever change the way you watch television, plus guests provide their own transportation.”
The Greg Gutfeld Show will be a multi-faceted comedic hour, with parodies on current events, conversation on key issues and signature monologues showcasing Gutfeld’s eclectic humor. Drawing on his unpredictability and witty intellect, the show will also interview newsmakers, culture critics, and media personalities on major headlines of the week. Additionally, FNC contributor and Red Eye regular Joanne Nosuchinsky will provide offbeat reports and commentary on the program.
Most recently, Gutfeld hosted FNC’s late night show Red Eye (3-4 AM/ET) from 2007 until late February 2015. With Gutfeld at the helm, the program grew 35% in total viewers and 25% in the 25-54 demographic, outpacing several primetime programs on CNN and MSNBC. Red Eye is currently being hosted by a rotating group of FNC personalities in the interim.
Prior to cable news, Gutfeld served as one of the first contributors to The Huffington Post as well as the editor-in-chief of Men’s Health and Stuff magazines. He is also the author of several books, including “The Bible of Unspeakable Truths,” “The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage,” and New York Times bestseller “Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You.”
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 13 years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre. <Source: Fox>
Bottom line …
Gutfeld might be a great writer, a colorful guest, but cannot seem to carry a show as a solo act. Even if you bought the “Letterman Premise,” of hip, sophisticated, nuanced, parody … it still doesn’t work and is not entertaining.
Perhaps Gutfeld is trying too hard and is funnier in off-the-cuff comments. But, the show still doesn't work as written.
Roger … bring on Adam Carolla and capture the audience’s attention.
P.S. My best friend Al said that the show started off slow and he thought the second part was excellent. He plans to watch it again. And, of course, he told me not to nitpick the show.
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