Thursday October 15 at 9.30pm
The maddest comedy variety series is returning but it’s been remixed for the noughties! The Gong Show With Dave Attell is the new version of the ground-breaking 1970’s Chuck Barris original where a panel of celebrity judges witness a revolving door of outrageous variety acts before delivering their verdict, one that often sees the losers rapidly sent back to obscurity with a giant gong hammer. The Gong Show is brimming with the most preposterous, nonsensical and off-the-wall performances courtesy of everyday people with a dream of performing. Acts include a man who plays the bagpipes while on a unicycle, the human helicopter, a plus-size male stripper and a group that uses ladders and recyclables as musical instruments. If the act survives without being gonged, he/she/they/it are given a score and the contestant who achieves the highest combined score wins the grand prize. The rotating roster of guest judges that rag on the ‘talent’ includes Dave Navarro, Andy Dick, J.B. Smoove, Steve Schirripa, Brian Posehn, Adam Carolla, Dana Goodman, Julia Wolov, Greg Giraldo and Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog. If you thought Red Faces was the pinnacle of talent show weirdness, you haven’t seen anything yet – there’s a reason some talent remains undiscovered!