MC Frat Boy
in the house, now hosting his own talk show
. From Minnesota
originally, by way of Los Angeles
. He wore out his welcome at ESPN
, where glib wiseass
es like him are a dime-a-dozen commodity. He then wore out his
welcome at Comedy Central
's The Daily Show
, with stunts like parading his foot-in-mouth disease on the pages of Esquire
, alienating producer/creator Lizz Winstead.
So the sucker MC moves to CBS, where the network was trying to strong-arm Worldwide Pants into finding a more in the demo host than Tom Snyder for its second hour of late-night programming. The Late Late Show now languishes in Kilborn's demographically-correct hands, setting new standards in
television vacuity. Who would have thought it possible? [The gig should rightly have gone to Jon Stewart -- a frequent Snyder guest and guest-host -- in the first place]
Where David Letterman and his staff, in his first few years, created "Top Ten", "Larry 'Bud' Melman", the "GE Handshake", Monkeycam, and _____cam, and made on-camera anti-stars of people like Paul Shaffer and Biff Henderson, Kilborn has given us 1) "Five Questions", something he came up with in a bar a few years back, while trying to pick up chix and 2) a great entrance, to the tune of "Play That Funky Music" - what can you say for a show that peaks in the first minute? God help us all if this is what you want on your idiot box.