Fox News Channel will launch "The Greg Gutfeld Show," a new one-hour program, on Sunday, May 31 at 10 p.m. EDT, with the namesake former "Red Eye" host at the helm.
“Every host of a new show likes to say they’re breaking new ground – so why should I be any different? This show will forever change the way you watch television; plus, guests provide their own transportation," joked Gutfeld, who has developed a reputation for being the "right-wing John Stewart."
Known for a razor-sharp wit, Gutfeld cracked wise when previewing his new program during a recent edition of "The Five."
"It's a cooking show, slash music show, slash travel show. I'll be cooking exotic, rare birds, which then I will feed to rare mammals, and then I will eat the mammals," he said. "Then there will be a music portion where I do a cappella versions of old Kansas songs, then I end with a travel segment where I visit a local park at midnight.
The dimunitive Gutfeld is often the target of his own barbs, especially when it comes to his height; The Daily Beast, in a new profile headlined "Revenge Of The Fox News Frat Boy," calls him "a 5-foot-5-inch caffeinated dervish."
The show "will be a multi-faceted comedic hour, with parodies of current events, conversation on key issues and signature monologues showcasing Gutfeld’s eclectic humor," FNC reps said, adding that network contributor Joanne Nosuchinsky, who was a regular on Gutfeld's previous FNC show, "Red Eye," will provide "offbeat reports and commentary."
“Gutfeld is a distinctly versatile talent whose quick-witted humor and gift for comedy writing will enable him to stand out in primetime on Sunday nights,” Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes added.
Gutfeld hosted "Red Eye," which aired from 3-4 a.m., from 2007 until late February of this year. It is currently hosted by a roating group of network personalities in the interim. Gutfeld will continue to serve as a co-host "The Five"; and make his weekly appearances on "The O'Reilly Factor."
"The crux of my audience [for 'Red Eye'] was people with overactive bladders, breast-feeders, and meth addicts," he told The Daily Beast.
Before entering the cable news market, Gutfeld was the editor-in-chief at Men's Health and Stuff and served as one of the first contributors to The Huffington Post. He is the author of several books, including "The Bible of Unspeakable Truths," "The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage" and New York Times bestseller “Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You.”