The Showbiz Show with David Spade : Season 1

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    10
    Essentially, this pancake-flat debut amounted to a 30-minute "Weekend Update" segment devoted entirely to Hollywood, filled with about three minutes of actual comedy.
  2. 40
    [The show] isn't bad, but it's the sort of humor that has become so institutionalized it feels safe.
  3. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    38
    The show can be wonderfully mean... but it's too spotty. [24 Oct 2005, p.41]
  4. 75
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. The show’s greatest drawback, in fact, is Spade’s own influence: There are now a thousand TV comedians and a million Websites that toss off dismissive one-liners, so Spade’s snide voice is just one in a deafening din.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. HeatherE
    Apr 20, 2007
    10
    love the show!
  2. JosephB
    Mar 30, 2006
    7
    You can't call the "inventer" of a comedy bit derivative because everyone has copied him. No one delivers the snark like Spade, and the You can't call the "inventer" of a comedy bit derivative because everyone has copied him. No one delivers the snark like Spade, and the longer format should yield some interesting shows as David gets more comfortable working solo. Full Review »
  3. JustinC
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    Spade pulls no punches, and rightly so. In fact, If he ever get tired of punching stupid, superficial starlets in the ego, he can look me up! Spade pulls no punches, and rightly so. In fact, If he ever get tired of punching stupid, superficial starlets in the ego, he can look me up! I would gladly sub for 'em! ROCK ON! Full Review »