The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike has thrown late-night television into disarray, with major late-night comedy shows, such as those hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Stephen Colbert, temporarily shutting down and airing reruns. However, one late-night comedy show remains unaffected and continues to thrive: Greg Gutfeld’s “Gutfeld!” on Fox News.
According to The Wrap, “Gutfeld!” is the only network-based late-night TV show that will continue to broadcast new episodes during the strike. This is because the writers for “Gutfeld!” are not members of the guild, so that the show can carry on as usual. This development also means that while other late-night comedy shows known for promoting woke narratives are on hold, “Gutfeld!”, which takes a different comedic approach, will continue to reach audiences nationwide.
This situation provides another victory for Gutfeld, who has already made a name for himself in the world of late-night comedy. With his show being the only one producing new episodes, he now has an opportunity to strengthen his position further. Fox News, currently experiencing a decline in viewer numbers since Tucker Carlson’s departure, will undoubtedly be pleased with the ongoing success of “Gutfeld!”.
The show’s unique approach sets it apart from other late-night comedy shows. As Red State points out, the fact that “Gutfeld!” writers are not part of the WGA reflects the distinct spirit of the show. The program isn’t afraid to take risks in writing style and content, which may appeal to writers who want to work outside the restrictive confines of the union to forge their own paths.
This creative and risk-taking attitude may be a key factor in the show’s success. Audiences are growing tired of woke shows that seem indistinguishable from one another, with hosts repeating the same talking points. Viewers crave creativity, and that is precisely what Greg Gutfeld delivers. The fact that “Gutfeld!” writers are not on strike only further underscores the stark differences between Gutfeld’s show and his competitors’.