“Red Eye” is a cable television show that you can find on the Fox News Channel at 3 a.m. The show is hosted by Greg Gutfeld, with co-hosts Andy Levy and Joanne Nosuchinsky, and typically a guest. There are a lot of different television shows that are satirical in nature, but “Red Eye” is by far the best out there. As a longtime viewer of “Red Eye” here is what makes the show stand out from the rest of the comedy shows, and why you might want to start tuning into the show if you have not already.
One reason why “Red Eye” is very different from other satire comedy shows is because “Red Eye” has a guest on for the entire show. With shows like “The Daily Show” the guest is only on the screen for a few minutes, and you don’t really get to hear what they have to say in-depth. “Red Eye” has a variety of guests on the show for the entire hour, which helps you get to know these people in a way you never have before. “Red Eye” has had on a number of guests including comedians, musicians, journalists, politicians, federal officers, entrepreneurs, and multiple television and radio personalities. When it comes to comedians I have always found Jim Norton and Doug Benson to be the best, because it’s just an hour of laughs, and they really know how to improvise skits with Gutfeld. There is just such a wide range of guests that it really helps keep the show fresh and new, since it’s not just the same people over and over. I also enjoy hearing from political candidates of the past such as Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, and Michele Bachmann. “Red Eye” allows guests to connect with their fans and audience in a more personal level, and you might find out you really like someone you never thought you would. Gutfeld is also better with the guests because he lets them talk, doesn’t cut them off, and is willing to have a real debate with them on various topics.
The Bi-Partisan Bashing
One thing about shows like “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” is that they are always bashing the Republicans because they are a shill for the Democrats. When it comes to politics, even though “Red Eye” is on Fox News, Gutfeld and Levy go after both sides, and express their honest opinions. Levy is a known Libertarian so he has no issues calling out the Republicans or Democrats when they goof, and Gutfeld is also more Libertarian than Republican. I used to always watch “The Daily Show” for my satirical comedy, but after a while hearing Jon Stewart do nothing but bash Republicans and never say anything bad about his own party got old real quick. I like comedians and television personalities that can call out both sides, because you are supposed to be unbiased when it comes to news and entertainment, and it makes it more enjoyable to see both sides get skewered. “Red Eye” being more bi-partisan is also a good thing because they are willing to call out their guests that are on both sides of the issues, and this is something you rarely get with satirical shows on other channels. I think that when you are a comedian or entertainer, you need to know how to rile up the left and the right, and you need to be man enough to call out whichever side is making a mess of things.
Actual Panel Discussions
“Red Eye” also might catch your eye because there are actual panel discussions going on, which is different than shows like “The Daily Show” or “Colbert Report.” For example, Stewart basically talks the entire 30 minutes he is on television, and only gives his opinion on certain topics. “Red Eye” has a panel of four people talking about different topics during each segment, so you get to hear what each person is thinking about an issue. It’s not like Gutfeld is sitting up there just giving his thoughts about something, he is talking to others and having a lively discourse, and this will get your mind racing as well. It’s so boring just hearing one guy every night talk about how he feels or sees things, mostly because you already know what he thinks before he says it. With “Red Eye” you get people from a variety of backgrounds and careers coming together to share their personal thoughts. Sometimes it might be about a politician or political issue, other times it’s about censorship and hot news stories, but everyone is speaking their mind freely. “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” only have guests on to talk about what they are doing, like a new movie or book, and there is never any real discussion taking place. I would compare it to “Real Time With Bill Maher” but Maher is known to degrade guests he does not agree with and cuts them off, but the overall type of panel setup is similar.
It’s 60 Minutes of Knowledge
Finally, “Red Eye” has something a lot of other satirical shows doesn’t have, which is 60 minutes to talk about the key issues at hand. You can’t really get into discussions in 30 minutes or learn anything in that amount of time, but with “Red Eye” you have an hour to digest important information. You really will learn a lot watching “Red Eye” partially because the guests they bring in to talk. What is awesome is that government officials come in and talk about the past or future of the government, and you basically get a history lesson in an hour satirical show. I learned a lot when Cain and Bachmann came onto the program, because they had so much time to talk about their stance on the important issues, and it gave you ample time to feel a connection to them. Mike Baker, a former CIA agent, comes onto “Red Eye” a lot and you learn about how the CIA works, and it really gives you insight into how things work inside the government. There have been entertainers come onto the show, so you learn about how to get into comedy or television, and even how to get agents or sponsors. The hour-long format really is important because it gives everyone time to get into a more in-depth discussion, instead of being cutoff for skits or because a segment has a time limit. “The Daily Show” and “Colbert Report” really have nothing on “Red Eye” when it comes to in-depth discussions. If you want to laugh, gain some knowledge, and learn about various types of people, then “Red Eye” just might be your thing too.