Greg Gutfeld has been crowned the king of late-night comedy.
That fact has enraged the left to no end.
And Gutfeld might be the king of late night forever for one reason.
Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has become the king of late night, consistently beating Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and Stephen Colbert in the ratings.
And Gutfeld might take a bigger lead now that Kimmel, Fallon, Meyers, and Colbert are all shutting down their shows because of the WGA writers’ strike.
Since Gutfeld’s writers are not in the WGA, his show will continue, but the other hosts could be off the air for an extended amount of time – the WGA strike back in 2007-08 lasted over three months.
The guild released in a statement:
“The companies’ behavior has created a gig economy inside a union workforce, and their immovable stance in this negotiation has betrayed a commitment to further devaluing the profession of writing. From their refusal to guarantee any level of weekly employment in episodic television, to the creation of a ‘day rate’ in comedy variety, to their stonewalling on free work for screenwriters and on AI for all writers, they have closed the door on their labor force and opened the door to writing as an entirely freelance profession. No such deal could ever be contemplated by this membership.”
One of the reasons the union felt it had to go on strike was because of bad leadership in the past.
Union bosses ignored the needs of rank-and-file members – all the while collecting dues that went into the coffers of Democrat lawmakers.
Democrat policies have been one of the causes of productions getting more expensive in California, leading to film and television shoots leaving the state altogether.
As for Gutfeld, the Left resented his ascension to king of late night.
Fox News cut a Super Bowl ad for Gutfeld that got under the Left’s skin.
Blink and you missed it! Here’s the 15-second Super Bowl ad for ‘Gutfeld!’ — all 15 seconds of it. pic.twitter.com/ckssPOPQT4
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) February 13, 2023
In response to the ad, Lizz Winstead, co-creator of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, fumed:
“Look, here’s what I always say, he ain’t funny to me but we see that there’s an audience out there for sh*t like that. There’s an audience out there for sh*t like Joe Rogan. There’s an audience out there of f*cking sh*tty people. Seventy million people voted for Trump, like Fox News. Those people are going to laugh at sh*t we think is f*cked up. So, you know, the bottom line is do I want them as my audience? No. I would never want to go on that show. It would never benefit me in any way. All that would happen was I’d try to be on there and you would just get trolls in your Twitter field from here to eternity.”
The Daily Show will also go dark, but judging from the ratings, nobody will notice.