This week, Fox News late-night presenter Greg Gutfeld went viral following the cancellation of colleague Tucker Carlson’s program.
Perhaps in an effort to defy his superiors, Gutfeld has made jokes about Tucker Carlson running for president, criticized a colleague for attacking Carlson, and defended Tucker following the release of several videos this week.
Gutfeld, co-host of “The Five” and presenter of “Gutfeld,” defended Tucker Carlson on Tuesday after several video clips were leaked and published by the left-leaning organization Media Matters. Several of Carlson’s behind-the-scenes remarks depict him joking and conversing with guests or staff members before the start of the program.
Gutfeld defended Tucker Carlson on Twitter by comparing Media Matters to high school hall monitors attempting to get him in trouble.
“Apparently everyone understands nonsense banter between segments except for hall monitor failures bitterly chronicling the lives of the far more successful,” Gutfeld tweeted.
apparently everyone understands nonsense banter between segments except for hall monitor failures bitterly chronicling the lives of the far more successful https://t.co/HkwFTgIub6
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) May 2, 2023
The majority of late-night television programs have gone off the air due to the ongoing writer’s strike, but Gutfeld! has continued to air new, live episodes. “This comes after the WGA called for a strike after talks with studios broke down,” Deadline reported earlier this week.
The publication added:
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Daily Show have all ceased production.
Gutfeld!, hosted by Greg Gutfeld, has a smaller staff than most late-night programs and Gutfeld writes his own monologue, but he does receive assistance from Nick DiPaolo. Tom O’Connor, who has worked with Gutfeld since his Red Eye days, serves as executive producer, Arash Mosaleh as senior producer, and Joe DeVito and Joe Machi as writers.
Deadline is aware that neither Gutfeld nor his employees are WGA members.
This year, Gutfeld! became the most popular late-night program in its time slot, surpassing other network offerings whose presenters are decidedly to the political left.
Nielsen Media Research revealed that his Fox News began averaging 2.1 million viewers through 2022, as reported by the Washington Times.
“The size of that viewing audience bests both NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ and ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ and also consistently trumps such cable rivals as Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ and HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ and ‘Real Time With Bill Maher,’” the report said.
“The biggest late-night comedy show is not on ABC, NBC, CBS, or Fox,” opined Vox, a more liberal news source. Not broadcast on Comedy Central. Definitely not streaming. “It’s on Fox News and it’s called ‘Gutfeld!'”
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Gutfeld also took a shot at explaining his show’s success to Forbes in May of 2022. CONTINUE READING…