The Greg Gutfeld Show

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The Greg Gutfeld Show
Genre Comedy
Satire
News parody
Presented by Greg Gutfeld (2015–present)
Starring Katherine Timpf (2015–present)[1] Tyrus (2016–present)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Production location(s) New York City
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes (approximately 44 minutes 30 seconds without commercials)
Release
Original network Fox News Channel
Picture format 480i SDTV 720p HDTV
Original release May 31, 2015 – present
External links
Website

The Greg Gutfeld Show is an American weekly comedy and politics show on the Fox News Channel, airing on Saturdays at 10:00 pm ET, hosted by Greg Gutfeld, a self-described libertarian, a Fox News personality and co-host of the weekday round table show The Five.

Format[edit]

The show is modeled after traditional late night talk shows, with Gutfeld (sitting behind the desk) interviewing his guests, who are typically comedians, political commentators and Fox News personalities, along with show regulars Katherine Timpf (a conservative/libertarian writer/blogger) and Tyrus (a former celebrity bodyguard - most notably for Snoop Dogg - and professional wrestler for WWE and Impact Wrestling).[2][3][4]

When asked how he was discovered for the show, Tyrus said 'I was just messing around on Twitter one day and I said to Greg about one of the jokes on his show, “I got it. It took me a minute but I got it.” He said, “You know I’ve watched you. You’re a pretty funny guy. Have you ever thought about coming on and doing the show?” I was like, “Are you serious?!” He was like, “Yeah, I’ll give you a shot.”'[5]

The show commonly begins with Gutfeld performing a monologue, usually satirical or simply poking fun at current events. He then introduces the guests. They discuss the week's topics in a lighthearted way, focusing more on humor rather than rigorous political debate.

Reception[edit]

Devin D. O’Leary, writing for the media blog Alibi, offered a scathing review of the show, saying "there’s one thing not even the most died-in-the-wool, Focus on the Family, Tea Party-backing conservative can lie to himself about: Conservatives are just not funny. They’re not wired for it. Their world is black and white."[6] Salon.com followed suit, claiming that Gutfeld "cloak[es] his hatred in [a] threadbare attempt at comedy."[7] Variety found fault with the show's use of various Fox News anchors as actors in skits, saying it "turn[s] other Fox talent into props (there’s a reason most news people aren’t actors)."[8]

The New Yorker, however, praised the show, claiming it was funnier than Red Eye, which "was often nauseating."[9]

Blogger Ryan Meehan called it an "hour of madness", and "unbelievably strange" while noticing "People seem to either love it or hate it."[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Red Eye: February 4, 2014
  2. ^ "Katherine Timpf Wants a Boyfriend/Husband Who Will Understand Her: Once Separated From a Boyfriend. Dating Rumors?". LIVERAMPUP. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Tyrus Reveals How He Was Discovered For FOX News' The Greg Gutfeld Show, Talks About How Hard It Is For Wrestlers To Go Mainstream, More". Wrestlezone. 2016-11-28. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Fox News Inks National Review Reporter to Contributor Deal". www.mediaite.com. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  5. ^ "Tyrus Reveals How He Was Discovered For FOX News' The Greg Gutfeld Show | 411MANIA". 411mania.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  6. ^ O'Leary, Devin D. "Idiot Box: "The Greg Gutfeld Show" on Fox News". alibi. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  7. ^ "Greg Gutfeld's new "comedy" show for Fox News shows once again why there are no great conse..." Salon. 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  8. ^ Lowry, Brian (2015-06-01). "'Greg Gutfeld Show' Doesn't Look Ready For Primetime". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  9. ^ "In Praise of Fox News's Greg Gutfeld". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 
  10. ^ "First Look: 'The Greg Gutfeld Show'". First Order Historians. 2015-06-01. Retrieved 2018-07-09. 

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