Video: Andrew Levy on “Red Eye”; Update: Gutfeld’s mom added!

posted at 3:40 pm on February 7, 2007 by Allahpundit

I’ve been remiss in not plugging Gutfeld’s new gig so here’s a taste of what Bryan and I agree is the best part of the show: television news’s most respected, and only, ombudsman, Andrew Levy. Combine the dulcet tones of Dustin Hoffman with the smoldering good looks of a young Clay Aiken and what do you get? Man-tastic!

Seriously, though, he’s doing a great job, and I’m not just saying that because he’s been kind with his praise for this site. FYI, the clip picks up hot on the heels of a 12-minute discussion of pornography involving Internet titan Andrew Breitbart, seen pictured here:

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And yes, you do need to know that before you watch.

If the news day’s still slow a few hours from now, I’ll stitch together the clips of Gutfeld’s mom. I see spinoff in her future.

Update: What the hell. She’s twice as funny as Letterman’s mom and twice as old. For real, that’s not her in the picture, is it? How old was she when she had GG? 70?

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I like this show and added to my Tivo. Fox needs to update the guide as it shows Shep on at that time. I liked the polar bear man on the street interviews.

Stormy70 on February 7, 2007 at 3:44 PM

It’s too bad I either need Tivo or no job to enjoy this show.

Hoodlumman on February 7, 2007 at 3:48 PM

True. I bet a large portion of their viewers are TiVoers. It would be nice if they came on at 12am to compete with the other late night shows.

Ian on February 7, 2007 at 3:50 PM

Pretty funny guy. Reminds me of Dennis Miller Lite.

Theworldisnotenough on February 7, 2007 at 3:50 PM

I can’t set my DVR to automatically record it because it still says a rerun of Shepherd Smith is on at 2am (though I did manually record it these past two nights).

The ombudsman is awesome and I see potential for the rest. I haven’t seen one ad on FOX News for it though (on TV or online) and that with it not even being listed on the schedule on my DVR makes me wonder if they’re trying to bury the show.

frankj on February 7, 2007 at 3:54 PM

Oh, that was a riot. Unfortunately, the clip you cut is exactly when I fell asleep watching it. They all need to work on the pacing a bit… There was a part about how women would give up sex for designer clothes, and Breitbart was asked for comment. He just shook his head and stuttered for six seconds before they could move on. It was like listening to the double dumbass color commentary from Vince McMahon’s XFL. Still a very interesting show, and I’m hoping to stay concious through the entire thing the next time it airs.

Savage on February 7, 2007 at 3:56 PM

Breitbart’s idea was that the USA still corners the market on porn; hence the we are the world’s “Porn Manufacturer” with a huge labor pool and infrastructure base in southern California.

Boy, how long before the unions go in and ruin that good thing?

ScottMcC on February 7, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Im fracking jealous now. As the last American without TiVo, cable, satellite, wireless broadband, or cell phone I feel like the 21st Century is leaving me behind. I have a rotary phone around here someplace….maybe in the barn…can’t remember.

If it wasn’t for HA I would continue to drag my knuckles across the pavement.

I want this guy for Press Secretary. Tony Snow move over.

Limerick on February 7, 2007 at 4:04 PM

I like this show and added to my Tivo. Fox needs to update the guide as it shows Shep on at that time. I liked the polar bear man on the street interviews.

Stormy70 on February 7, 2007 at 3:44 PM

Speaking of Shep, I just noticed he has a brief cameo appearance in the movie “Volcano”.

As for Red Eye, I haven’t been that impressed so far. It has potential, but the show is sort of all over the place… which I guess is kind of the idea because it’s supposed to be “unscripted”, but all the awkward starts and stops and people talking over eachother, glancing back and forth from camera to monitors is sort of uncomfortable. Though as I’ve said before… I’ll watch if Rachel Marsden keeps wearing insanely short skirts like she did on the first episode.

RightWinged on February 7, 2007 at 4:05 PM

As the last American without TiVo, cable, satellite, wireless broadband, or cell phone I feel like the 21st Century is leaving me behind.
Limerick on February 7, 2007 at 4:04 PM

A little over $200 in upgrades to your existing PC will make it so you can watch + record TV (even HDTV), burn shows to disc, and share them on multiple devices without the $10 per month subscription fee TiVo and other DVR service charge.

Bryan at HotAir already uses it: Windows Media Center

ScottMcC on February 7, 2007 at 4:15 PM

ScottMcC…

It isn’t that I can’t…but I promised my 1989 Sony Trinitron that I wouldn’t switch until Telemundo was the last thing that could be captured on the rabbit ears.

Us ‘Secondhand Lions’ are an endangered species. I’m holding out for some lib grant money.

Limerick on February 7, 2007 at 4:21 PM

I wonder who Rachel Marsden will sue for sexual harrassment first…. my money’s on Greg

el75 on February 7, 2007 at 4:26 PM

And don’t forget to visit the Daily Gut like all the time!

Jim Treacher on February 7, 2007 at 4:27 PM

Levy is frickin’ hysterical. If they polished their shtick a little bit, this would be a big hit.

nukemhill on February 7, 2007 at 4:37 PM

I can’t set my DVR to automatically record it because it still says a rerun of Shepherd Smith is on at 2am (though I did manually record it these past two nights).

With TIVO, you can set a recurring manual recording at a select time and channel. I do that with Glenn Beck as the scheduler can’t differentiate those reruns for some reason.

http://www.glennbeck.com/tv/tivo.shtml

I can’t say for sure, but other DVR’s should have similar capability.

DWB on February 7, 2007 at 4:41 PM

I have it on good authority that even the people who are on the show Tivo it. 2 am is cruel and Red Eye deserves better. 1:30, at least.

Bryan on February 7, 2007 at 4:44 PM

It seems like a ripoff of the end of Tucker Carlson’s show where Tucker and Willie Geist go back and forth.

Opinionnation on February 7, 2007 at 4:44 PM

Levy is frickin’ hysterical. If they polished their shtick a little bit, this would be a big hit.

They’ve only done two episodes. Hopefully FOX News will give them enough time to find their footing.

frankj on February 7, 2007 at 4:51 PM

Mom is great. Good stuff.

Sammy316 on February 7, 2007 at 4:58 PM

funny stuff. that levy guy is a riot.

Thanks, Greta.

mattshu on February 7, 2007 at 5:10 PM

RedEye’s audience is younger and hipper and therefore does not share the stereotypical old fart audience that floats FNC Prime Time.

(Oh, you think I’m just parroting liberal anti-FNC talking points about how only old people watch Fox News? I challenge you to count the number of commercials for financial planning, retirement communities, and Avodart/Cialis meds shown between Shep and Greta…)

If RedEye wants to survive, Gutfeld, Breitbart, and Marsden need to reach out to a younger tech-savvy audience. They can start by:

1) Promoting RedEye constantly using their websites
2) Encourage cross-linking on sites like HotAir
3) Lobby hard for FNC to leverage other NewsCorp websites to promote RedEye to the target audience

And FNC needs to think about this kind of promotion for the nascent The Half Hour Comedy Hour show, too.

ScottMcC on February 7, 2007 at 5:18 PM

A question, out of curiosity:

If Nielsen families TIVO a program, does it get counted in the ratings? Or is it like they never watched it?

Professor Blather on February 7, 2007 at 5:44 PM

Yeah, its like they never watched it, unfortunately. Which is why a lot of fantasy/sci-fi/horror genre shows don’t do very well in prime time. I miss you, Firefly, come back to us. *sniff*

Savage on February 7, 2007 at 6:15 PM

If a TIVO recorded a tree falling in the woods

blogRot on February 7, 2007 at 6:16 PM

You know… the “Ombudsman moment” is somthing that EVERY major news show should have Especially: Fox News Watch, Hannity & Colmes, O’Reilly Factor, Countdown, and Hardball.

Imagine if every news series actually noted how they are/were incorrect and issued clear-cut corrections in a daily “Ombudsman moment”.

Heh…

“That Breitbart guy, by the way, scares me, a little. He looks like he should either be wearing like, chain-mail and carrying a sword… or that maybe he’s a really powerful wizard or somthing…”

You know… If you imagine Breitbart dressed up like Jack Black from his “Wonderboy” Music Video……..

Yeah, I could see that. Or maybe dressed like a viking. There aren’t many modern men that can pull off “Viking” all that well.

Jones Zemkophill on February 7, 2007 at 6:48 PM

RedEye’s audience is younger and hipper and therefore does

not share the stereotypical old fart audience that floats FNC Prime Time.

(Oh, you think I’m just parroting liberal anti-FNC talking points about how only old people watch Fox News? I challenge you to count the number of commercials for financial planning, retirement communities, and Avodart/Cialis meds shown between Shep and Greta…)

ScottMcC on February 7, 2007 at 5:18 PM

You know… considering the unending ads for: Vermont Teddy Bear and Pajama-Grams…not to mention the first topic ever aired on the show was porn….

I’ve got to wonder if Red Eye’s target Demographic is “Horny Males age 18-40″

The bonus is that at 2AM, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Block goes into Re-runs, so they basically have no competition.

Jones Zemkophill on February 7, 2007 at 6:56 PM

The U.S. male 18-35 demographic has been floating several Viacom-owned channels since 1996: Comedy Central, Spike, every MTV branded property…

NewsCorp/FNC would be stupid NOT to want in on that action.

They have the money and the talent, but do they have the will to take on the challenge?

ScottMcC on February 7, 2007 at 9:03 PM

I didn’t see anything good. I wish it was funnier. Now my family has something to throw at me. “Oh yeah? Conservatives can’t even make a good comedy show! Just look at Red Eye!”

Just remember: don’t let content of material affect your judgement of whether it was funny or not.

Pat Meebles on February 7, 2007 at 9:32 PM

Jones: CNBC has been flooded with those horrid pajama gram/vermont bear ads.

CNB Freaking C. Where the spots about Bugattis, Lambos, Ferraris, and top of the line Benz’s are actually service journalism that a substantial fraction of the audience can afford. The Brioni suit demographic and they’re advertising that crap?

My GF wouldn’t speak to me if she got that for valentine’s. Agent Provocateur at a minimum, if not La Perla. But then I’m in the DealBreaker demographic.

libertarianuberalles on February 7, 2007 at 11:24 PM

Looks to me like an attempt for the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” in a 24/7 hour news cylce that we live in………

“You worked it out, Dog, you worked it out, ……… Welcome to Hollywood….”

………… anything better than Air America.

PinkyBigglesworth on February 7, 2007 at 11:36 PM

Was I supposed to laugh?

MarkyX on February 7, 2007 at 11:44 PM

Geez. Tough crowd.

Allahpundit on February 7, 2007 at 11:45 PM

Let’s be logical: Gutfeld and Levy are the only ones on RedEye that make a living as humorists.

The other guests on the show are professional journalists and political commentators.

Journalists and political commentators, while often interesting personalities, are not comedians.

Therefore it would be safe to say that at this point RedEye is sometimes humorous and often interesting. It’s not OMFG LOL!!!!1!!! every joke, but this is their 3rd show on the air…

Go back and look at Jon Stewart’s first few episodes of Short Attention Span Theater on The Comedy Channel. You’d be lying if you said Stewart was humorous or interesting.

ScottMcC on February 8, 2007 at 1:25 AM

Go back and look at Jon Stewart’s first few episodes of Short Attention Span Theater on The Comedy Channel. You’d be lying if you said Stewart was humorous or interesting.

Well, yeah but John Stewart still isn’t humorous or interesting. Anyway, I need to watch this show.

Wolfman on February 8, 2007 at 4:51 AM

Just a few things:

-Freehand cameras do not make a show ‘hip’ and ‘cool for the young ones’. Put it on a friggin’ tripod already

-If C&L or similar doesn’t pick up on the ‘let’s execute all liberals’ comment, I’ll be… amazed.

Reaps on February 8, 2007 at 7:44 AM

For those Nielsen Viewers who have a TiVo…

TiVo is now working with Nielsen to get info about who’s watching what. I used to have a Nielsen box – when I got my TiVo a few years ago they told me that it had to be a certain kind of TiVo for Nielsen to work.

Nielsen is old technology anyway and totally ridiculous. It’s the equivalent of the box I used to use for cable in 1982. Trying to hook it up to my home theatre system was like square peg in round hole Daniel San.
For those Nielsen Viewers who have a TiVo…

TiVo is now working with Nielsen to get info about who’s watching what. I used to have a Nielsen box – when I got my TiVo a few years ago they told me that it had to be a certain kind of TiVo for Nielsen to work.

Nielsen is old technology anyway and totally ridiculous. It’s the equivalent of the box I used to use for cable in 1982. Trying to hook it up to my home theatre system was like square peg in round hole Daniel San.

NeoConSnakePlissken on February 8, 2007 at 10:05 AM

I totally pasted that in twice.

DORK

NeoConSnakePlissken on February 8, 2007 at 10:07 AM

I was entertained by the Andrew Levy clip. Thanks for sharing!

Dave Shay on February 8, 2007 at 10:14 AM

Was I supposed to laugh?

It’s a free country, MarkyX – you’re supposed to do whatever makes you feel good!

Thanks Allah and Bryan for your kind words – Hot Air’s been one of my favorite sites since it’s heyday in the late ’70s.

Levy on February 8, 2007 at 5:22 PM

My first comment and I can’t even use the correct form of “its.” Fantastic.

Levy on February 8, 2007 at 5:24 PM

Was I supposed to laugh?

MarkyX on February 7, 2007 at 11:44 PM

Can you?

PinkyBigglesworth on February 9, 2007 at 3:24 AM

What a total waste of broadcast time.

ScottyDog on February 9, 2007 at 9:49 AM