- Starring: David Spade
- Summary: "The Showbiz Show" attempts to do for entertainment news what "The Daily Show" does for news and politics. Former SNL cast member David Spade hosts the show and offers his take on the headlines from behind a desk, supplemented by taped features.
- Genre(s): Comedy, Talk & Interview, News
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Sep 15, 2005
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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The world of TV benefits from having another good show, with relaxed Spade at the desk, mocking the Stepford-like trance with which entertainment-news shows like "Access Hollywood" mindlessly idolize stars into saints and sinners.
The show can be wonderfully mean... but it's too spotty. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
The premiere winds up misfiring more often than it connects with various jabs, hooks, sucker punches and haymakers, too often going in for outlandish spoof at the expense of cleverness and irony.