The Greg Gutfeld Show
|The Greg Gutfeld Show|
|Presented by||Greg Gutfeld (2015–present)|
|Starring||Katherine Timpf (2015–present) Tyrus (2016–present)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production location(s)||New York City|
|Running time||60 minutes (approximately 44 minutes 30 seconds without commercials)|
|Original network||Fox News Channel|
|Picture format||480i SDTV 720p HDTV|
|Original release||May 31, 2015 –|
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.
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 bodyguard to celebrities and former professional wrestler).
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.”'
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.
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." Salon.com followed suit, claiming that Gutfeld "cloak[es] his hatred in [a] threadbare attempt at comedy." 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)."
Blogger Ryan Meehan called it an "hour of madness", and "unbelievably strange" while noticing "People seem to either love it or hate it."
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