On Tuesday night’s Tosh.O, Daniel put a target on celebrity games often seen on late night shows and the star-studded karaoke Lip Sync Battle, which is all the rage. He did not miss his target and destroyed in this hilarious rant.
He referenced Andrés du Bouchet, a writer for Conan O’Brien, who went on a Twitter tirade two weeks ago that attacked the state of late-night comedy. He cited how “Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherfucking shakeup.” He slammed formula-driven comedy, “No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars. I’m fat. And shove your lip-synching up your ass.”
It was a direct shot at Conan’s competition including The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Late Late Show with James Corden, who all regularly feature celebrity games and lip sync.
The tweets were quickly deleted and he of course apologized. Conan attempted to defuse the situation by tweeting:
I wish one of my writers would focus on making my show funnier instead of tweeting stupid things about the state of late-night comedy.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) April 19, 2015
However it did open the discussion if these shows are just taking an easy concept of mixing celebrities and normal activities such as karaoke, playing video games, flip cup, charades, Pictionary and photobombs for cheap laughs. Tosh smelled the blood in the water and brutalized everyone as only Tosh can, even lovely Anna Kendrick was not spared.
He sarcastically opens the hilarious segment, “Is there anything funnier than a celebrity pretending to sing a song that a different celebrity originally sang!?” Then tells his audience, “You sheep would watch paint dry if it was called ‘Celebrity Paint Drying.'”
He then decides to mail it in too and starts his own celebrity game, “Tosh’s Hide & Seek with the Stars.” The celebs on this edition of the game are “intellectual child” Keanu Reeves, Anna Kendrick, “the Anne Hathaway of her generation,” and “famous person” Jennifer Lawrence.
While Tosh couldn’t find Kendrick or Keanu, he did locate JLaw in an unusual hiding spot.
So what do you think, does Tosh have a point that all of these celebrity comedy bits are lazy and manufactured laughs or is Jimmy Fallon’s Slapjack uproariously hilarious?