By David Bader, AP Media writer
NEW YORK (AP) – Fox News Channel says it is showing its hard-hitting satire personality Greg Gutfeld this spring in another extension of its opinion programming.
Gutfeld, who is hosting a weekend show and is a panelist on “The Five”, brings a conservative voice to the late-night comic fraternity of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noa that is moderate.
Their show will air at 11 pm Eastern and will replace Fox’s “News @ Night” program, which shifts at midnight. With the recent launch of an Opinion show at 7 pm, Fox is leading two more news-oriented hours that surrounded its prime-time lineup.
“People need a reason to laugh,” said Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott. “Greg’s unique and irreverent talk show has been an incredible success, often defeating the late-night broadcast competition, despite the Saturday night slot.”
Gutfeld said he is often asked when his weekend show will go to night, “So now that we are, there will be about 3 million people who claim that this is their idea.”
He is the author of an upcoming book, “The Joy of Hate, How to Triumph Over Whiners, Hurt Feelings and Spinless Liberals in the Age of Phony Outages.”
The 56-year-old satirist joined Fox in 2007 after being a magazine editor at Men’s Health, Materials and Maxim in the UK.
His show will include monologues, panel discussions and parodies. Recently a segment of the weekend was a mock advertisement for “Walk-a-Day” toilet paper with printed words like “racist”.
In one testimonial a “user” said, “I don’t need to know anything to be an arrogant, pious airman.”
Another recent section mocked White House press secretary Jane Saki for answering questions using the phrase “circle back” where she had to investigate further details.
Gutfeld also recently targeted Colbert, Noah and Kimmel to relieve that President Joe Biden had replaced Donald Trump.
“I haven’t seen many people happily soaking their shorts since the day of the trampoline at Bedwater Camp,” he said.
Fox said that Gutfeld would also continue on “The Five”.
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