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November 22, 2006

Fox Comedy

Fox News Channel and comedy in the same sentence sounds repetitive to me, albeit the bad kind:

Fox News Channel might air two episodes of a "Daily Show"-like program with a decidedly nonliberal bent on Saturday nights in late January, with the possibility that it could become a weekly show for the channel.

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."
A conservative version of The Daily Show? Notice that TDS is on Comedy Central; this new show will be on Fox News. Guess Fox won't even pretend there's a difference, anymore.

A sample of what we might see:



Wow, that's bad; freeway pileup bad. And that's just Dennis Miller. Which only goes to show, turning conservative can kill your sense of funny.

More at Sadly, No!

(h/t: Crooks and Liars)


posted at 2:55 PM by Wonky Muse

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