new York – Fox News Channel says it will offer a weekday talk show to Greg Gutfeld, a sharp satirical personality, this spring to further expand opinion programming.
Gutfeld, the host of the weekend show and panelist for The Five, brings a conservative voice to the liberal-distorting late-night comic fraternity of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah.
His show airs at 11:00 pm Eastern Standard Time and replaces Fox’s “News @ Night” program, which shifts to midnight. With the recent launch of the opinion show at 7 pm, Fox will move the news-oriented time surrounding its prime-time lineup by another two hours.
“People need a reason to laugh,” said Suzanne Scott, CEO of Fox News Media. “Greg’s unique and irreverent talk show has been incredibly successful and often beats late-night broadcast competition despite Saturday’s time frame.”
Gutfeld said he was often asked when weekend shows would take place every night. “Now, about 3 million people will claim their ideas.”
He is the author of the book, “The Joy of Hatred, How to Overcome Whining, Hurting Emotions, and the Prickly Liberal in the Age of Fony’s Wrath.”
The 56-year-old satirist joined Fox in 2007 after working as a magazine editor at Men’s Health, Stuff and Maxim in the United Kingdom.
His show features monologues, panel discussions and parodies. A recent weekend segment was a fake ad for a “Woke-a-Day” toilet paper with words like “racist” printed on it.
“I don’t need to know anything to be an arrogant and sacred wind bag,” said one “user” in testimony.
Another recent segment ridiculed White House spokesman Jen Psaki for using the phrase “circleback” to answer questions and see more details.
Gutfeld recently targeted Colbert, Noah, and Kimmel by expressing relief that President Joe Biden had replaced Donald Trump.
“I’ve never seen so many people happily soaking their shorts since the day of the trampoline at Bedwetter Camp,” he said.
Fox said Gutfeld will continue to “The Five.”
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Fox News Offers Weekday Talk Show to Satirist Greg Gutfeld
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