September 28, 2004

"Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn" Probably Going Off the Air -- Unless You Help Out
— Ace

CNN reports that Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn will be going on haitus in November, and its future will be determined "at that time."

That means they're cancelling it.

If you don't watch the show, it's funnier than Leno and Letterman, and you really ought to check it out. It's on 11:30PM (EST) on Comedy Central.

You might also want to know this: It's one of the most right-wing shows ever put on TV. It has a mix of liberal and conservative comics, but for once the conservatives aren't outnumbered, and Colin Quinn -- the self-styled "Total Package" -- is a strong Bush supporter, and defends Bush night after night.

The show is a little uneven, because how funny it is depends on the comics appearing that night. But when the Big Guns are in -- Nick DiPaolo, Greg Giraldo, and Da Goddess' personal favorite, Jim Norton, are on, it's usually howlingly funny.

So, look: Why not support the show by tuning in once in a while? Especially if you're a Nielsen-metered household. Conservatives have kept a couple of shows off the air; can we keep one on the air?

If you're already a fan of the show, let Comedy Central know it by writing them a little letter at this form. And if you've not yet watched it, check it out this week and then write a letter, telling them, truthfully, you've watched it and you like it.

I wouldn't mention politics or how they need a counter-balance to the left-wing and unfunny John "Cutesy-Cute" Stewart. They don't care about politics; they only care about viewers and ratings.

Quinn beats Leno and Letterman hands-down. I don't think I've watched either of those shows more than three times since "The Total Package" has been up against them. If you're up at 11:30, there are worse ways to spend half an hour.

Sorry to Be So Bossy Update: Jeepers, I've got a BOLO up at the sidebar and now I'm trying to enlist you in saving a show I like a lot. Sorry for the presumption.

But honestly, I think most of the readers here would like the show. I imagine many of you already are watching it anyway.

Posted by: Ace at 10:29 AM | Comments (10)
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1 Jim Norton has a blog, and it sure as hell ain't safe for work.

Posted by: Joe R. the Unabrewer at September 28, 2004 10:34 AM (5anNT)

2 It'd be a shame if it was cancelled. It's one of the most original and funny on the network, and certainly the most insightful.

John "Cutesy-Cute" Stewart. Haha.

Posted by: Alan at September 28, 2004 11:00 AM (TyR/H)

3 Thanks for pointing it out. I didn't know about the program (I'm in school, so my TV time has been non-existent for a long time now). I'll give it a look though.

Posted by: Smack at September 28, 2004 11:14 AM (lpGKc)

4 Have to disagree with Ace calling The Daily Show "unfunny". Colbert is possibly the mostly dryly caustic human being ever. While the show wears its leftist beliefs openly it at least wears them openly. It also has no problem mocking leftists, though its preferred targets are conservative.

John is quite into the cutesy-pooh, but the rest of the crew are hilariously caustic. TDS followed by Tough Crowd make a good mix.

Posted by: Dave Pasquino at September 28, 2004 11:34 AM (eKeht)

5 Colin Quinn makes that show hard to watch (for me). He can't finish a single sentence without tripping his lips and stuttering over his words and mumbling so hoarsely that I just can't quite understand what he just said.

Drives me nutty I tells ya.

Posted by: lauraw at September 28, 2004 12:22 PM (hyfAn)

6 Ahh....Jim Norton. Yes! Even though his blog isn't safe for work, it's weird and so completely...did I say weird? Yeah. Weird. Gotta love the guy! And don't you think his picture makes him look like one hot, sexy bitch? Sigh.

Posted by: Da Goddess at September 28, 2004 01:39 PM (59LyI)

7 I think the show comes on too late for the "Conservative" crowd. They go to bed because, gasp, they have jobs and children who must be tended to in the early morning.

Posted by: addison at September 28, 2004 03:46 PM (wiRK6)

8 Norton's blog leaves me gasping for breath. Then, after I wipe off, I read it and it's quite funny as well.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at September 28, 2004 04:28 PM (FbRWm)

9 I didn't mean for NSFW to be an insult. I'm usually in need of oxygen after I read it.

Posted by: Joe R. the Unabrewer at September 28, 2004 07:14 PM (5anNT)

10 Just sent my message to CC about keeping tough crowd on the air...hope they get enough to convince them!

Posted by: Andy at September 29, 2004 07:55 AM (3q4HX)

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