I’ve been seeing commercials for this show on Comedy Central. I haven’t actually seen the show, but based on the commercials, I can’t imagine that it would be anything short of excruciating. Martin Short in a “fatman” body suit and mask, acting like a hyperactive stereotypical borderline-gay man with a Jewish accent?
But, if you happen to belong to the “WE LOVE GLICK” fanclub, now’s you’re chance to tell me what I’m missing.
Prime Time Glick is actually pretty funny, but I’m one of the few people alive who find Martin Short hilarious. The voice he uses for Glick is great, and the disrespect he shows his guests is very amusing. Give it a try if you notice that it’s on, but I wouldn’t plan my day around it.
Alas, “Prime Time Glick” – like Comedy Central’s other big new series “That’s My Bush” – is funnier in concept than in execution. While the idea of a moronic but pushy talk show host sounds amusing, the show flounders. The interviews are hit-and-miss, with Short desperately working to invent something funny out of less than nothing.
It might work as a special, or if the entire show were scripted, but not in its current form.
Actually, I think PTG is hilarious. I think it would be better if it didn’t drag on so long and they got rid of the skits, but it’s good. Maybe if they had some sort of variety show that they could slap 10 minutes of Glick into, that’d be the best option.
But saying that PTG is the worst thing on Comedy Central when that aweful Strip Mall and that show with the old lady going to high school are on, is beyond me.
UCB! UCB! UCB! UCB!
[sub]UCB would be the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, which was flat-out ass-spanking hysterical.[/sub]
A loaded question, since I don’t think Primetime Glick looks awful in ads.
I like Primetime Glick, but basically only the interview portions, and those work best when the guest doesn’t try to upstage Glick. Dennis Miller and Paul Schaffer tried to direct the interview, but the best humor comes from Glick asking inane questions and offering tidbits from his own bizarre life. (Personally, I love the names of his four (?) kids, including Matthew and Modine.)
I don’t much care for Short’s physical humor – stuffing food in his mouth, choking, etc. – but I think Glick is a hilarious character. And the woman who plays his wife, Dixie, is terrific – I can’t remember her name right now; she was on SNL and Third Rock.
I’m with FairyChatMom . . . The print ads and TV spots were agonizing, but I thought, “well, I’ll give it a shot.” Managed to watch maybe ten minutes and finally dived for the channel-changer. Hope to goodness it gets cancelled so I won’t have to look at the damned print ads and TV spots anymore.
I caught the first episode and I wasn’t impressed. I’m not a big fan of Short, I generally find his humor hit-or-miss. In the case of “Glick”, it’s mostly miss. While it had it’s moments, I don’t plan on watching it again.
(What I don’t understand is why Short is considered a comic genius when his actual body of work is fairly mediocre.)