Greg Gutfeld is "by all measures a coastal elite," says Sarah Hagi, who attended a taping of Gutfeld! in October. "He studied English at UC-Berkeley and is now a member of the Chaotic Evil faction of the media elite. But he’s a rarity in that late-night television is dominated by liberal comedians, most of whom spent four years riding on jokes about Trump. It should be Gutfeld’s time to shine, but unlike Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, or John Oliver, he doesn’t seem to understand how comedy works on a technical level. Simply put, Gutfeld can’t tell a joke. His jokes ranged from cringe-y to incomprehensible." Hagi adds: "Much of Gutfeld! hinges on the assumption that a conservative audience, or any political audience, needs to be engaged — that they are the underdogs and that all of their beliefs are constantly under threat. But unlike other comedians that draw certain types of conservative audiences — Steven Crowder, Joe Rogan or now Dave Chappelle — Gutfeld! is a watered-down version of the kinds of 'edgy' right-wing beliefs that liberal talking heads would likely sound alarm bells about. Gutfeld’s fans won’t dox or harass his opponents online like those of podcaster Steven Crowder. He’s barely a stepping stone to Q-Anon."
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