Comedian and former Daily show producer Jena Friedman, who is up for an Oscar for co-writing Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, accused Gutfeld of trying to rip off Bill Maher with his "New Rules" rant. "It’s like watching a guy going through a divorce doing an impression of Bill Maher,” she said, pointing out that his "Bill Maher impression isn’t bad!” Friedman added: “He reminds me of the boss whose jokes you’re forced to laugh at. I didn’t think it was bad for someone who has never done comedy... just a little bitter and angry.” The President Show's Anthony Atamanuik says he was baffled by the anti-corporatist rant that took up the second half of Gutfeld’s monologue. “It was a confused ramble containing five year old reference jokes woven into a toothless meandering ‘stand’ against social media and corporations that concluded with an impotent humorless sputter of self-importance,” he said. ALSO: Watch highlights from Gutfeld!'s first episode.