Please Stop. It’s bad enough that Comedy Central is promoting one untalented comedian in the same light as Dave Chappelle (Carlos “beaner” Mencia), they don’t need two guys taking up valuable time slots for Colbert Report repeats.
Here’s the thing: When you have a studio audience that chooses to be there to see your show and NOBODY LAUGHS, there is a problem with the content of the show… or perhaps just the host. I’ve never seen any “comedian” with worse comic timing or delivery. Take the worst parts of ranting angry politically incorrect white men and add in some awkward silences between host and guest and you’ve got Too Late with Adam Carolla.
I recently watched a full episode based entirely on the fact that bearded hero Zach Galifianakis (no, not Andy Milonakis) was on. Zach read actual viewer hate mail to Adam Carolla and the only laughs from the entire studio audience were from the hate mail and the jokes Zach made. Any retort or joke Adam made fell flat with absolute rolling tumbleweed silence. Hate mail is only funny when it is grossly exaggerated and makes the writer look stupid, not the other way around. The hate mail was justified criticisms of his show. This must be a sign to the writers/producers of the show, right??
The oddest thing is that the show isn’t all bad. Adam does have some funny observations and complaints, and even more rarely, has some funny off the cuff one liners. But both are so rare that when they actually happen it catches the audience off guard and they aren’t sure if they can laugh. It takes them so long to figure it out that, by that time he’s moved on to another painfully unfunny segment, they can’t laugh at all.
Worst of all, on a recent episode where he did a potentially funny segment called “Songs I Never Have To Hear Again” (or something), he totally ruined it and stood in complete contradiction to reason when he chose songs like Hall & Oates classic chart topper “Man Eater”, adding his clever prefered name for the group, “Hall & Crap”. His guest, Carson Daly, the foremost expert on horrible pop music, sat there shaking his head saying “are you serious?” and at times looking around the studio as if to say “um, even I can’t save this sketch…”. Fact: Everybody loves Hall & Oates, it’s a scientific fact.
His few good comedic qualities were welcomed on The Man Show, a show where satire of political correctness and anti-feminism were fresh and funny, but it is now painfully clear that the weight of the show was carried mostly on the shoulders of recognized funny man Jimmy Kimmel, whose career is legitimized if for no other reason than his relationship to the queen of offensive but quality humor, Sarah Silverman. Maybe Adam needs a funny girlfriend? Or at the very least a funny co-host. But The Man Show is long gone and somehow Adam Carolla continues to have a career that gets less and less funny with every year.
Why does Adam Carolla get a late night talk show, a reality home repair show, a long history in radio and a new spot as Howard Stern’s replacement (HOWARD STERN’S REPLACEMENT) when there are SO many more qualified talents that could do so much better?
ed: JH. re-ed: CR:-)