TV Desperate GOP Tries Last-Ditch Effort: Comedy
posted by November 20 at 10:55 AMon
According to the Hollywood Reporter, FOX NEWS is prepping their own version of The Daily Show, with—SURPRISE!—a distinctly Republican bent. I love how fair and balanced (and desperate) these guys are!
The half-hour show is executive produced by “24’s” Joel Surnow and Manny Cota and creator Ned Rice, who previously wrote for “Politically Incorrect” and “Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson” through This Just In Prods. It would take aim at what Surnow calls “the sacred cows of the left” that don’t get made as much fun of by other comedy shows.
“It’s a satirical news format that would play more to the Fox News audience than the Michael Moore channel,” Surnow said. “It would tip more right as ‘The Daily Show’ tips left.”
Taped before a studio audience in Los Angeles, the show will feature two co-anchors, actors Kurt Long (“Cuts,” “Games Across America”) and Susan Yeagley (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Reno 911!”). It also will feature person-on-the-street interviews and correspondent reports like other shows. But Surnow said that it’s not going to be strictly conservative but more in the spirit of the old and rebellious “Saturday Night Live.”
“It’s not going to hit you over the head with partisan politics,” Surnow said. “It’ll hit anything that deserves to be hit.”
I’m thinking if anyone deserves to be hit, it’s these guys.
Hilarity, thy name is FOX NEWS!