Hosted by Zane Lowe
Gonzo is a delightfully wierd show, currently doing the rounds on MTV2 in the UK (looking at alien_life_form's w/u above, i can see where they got the name from). It is hosted by the charming (and hilarious) Zane Lowe, and is pretty much the only show on MTV2 with a human host (and is recorded in the UK). It airs from 5-7pm every night, with a "greatest of" episode aired on saturday and sunday, which outlines every great moment of the past week on the show (music video and otherwise).
Basically, it consists of Zane Lowe sitting on his arse for two hours on a brown couch with the odd alternative music video or three. When Zane is on screen, he ususally chats with the floor manager (forgotten his name, god bless) and reads some interesting posts off the MTV2 Europe message boards. He occasionally has guests in the form of alternative bands and whatnot, who happen to be in the area at the time (i.e. on tour).
Seeing as though it is MTV2's only "proper" show, it is also the main outpost for MTV2 news. It also has exclusive premiers of new music videos from new and old bands alike. Considering MTV2 is the largest alternative music station in Europe. you're more likely to catch a new video (or old favourite) on this show rather than anywhere else (for example, Kerrang! TV). So if your band has a new video, send it to MTV2. They may play it.
A new feature introduced recently is when underground bands have the ability to send their demos in, and if Zane and the rest of the crew like it enough (he's a pretty open mined guy about music) then they'll play a small snippet of one of the tracks and greet the world to your funkiness.
The couch itself is pretty crummy, looks like it's going to fall apart, and is plopped in front of a green screen, where random clips of kung fu films and the Strokes videos are played (as well as some Atari style video games). Zane blames the lack of budget , and how MTV2 they spent everything on their new website (see below). The whole look of the show is actually very much in line with the rest of the channel (very minimalistic).
It is likely that MTV2 will never play re-runs of it. Ever.
Go watch it. It's good.