In this premiere edition of Channel Surfing, we look at the Ben Show and see how Infomania alum Ben Hoffman does hosting his own Comedy Central sketch show. Plenty of laughs, profanity, deer and dead people to come, but is it all worthy of making it one of the most promising Freshman shows?
By Thomas Willett
“Go ahead, laugh. Thank you. I appreciate it. But the fact is, I’m here. Now, tomorrow you’ll know I wasn’t kidding… and you’ll think I was crazy. But, look, I figure it this way. Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime.”
-Robert De Niro, the King of Comedy (1983)
It’s been weird adjusting to the new Fall TV season. I’m not just talking about new programming. Even the selected time slots for reruns have become a conflict. I’m used to two episodes of the Simpsons a night on FOX. Now, there’s only one. I have been looking to find a gap for those nights I don’t want to watch it’s replacement, the Big Bang Theory.