TV Junkie: 'Web Soup' vs. 'Tosh.0'
It's Wednesday which means "duelling" web clip comedy shows "Web Soup" on G4 at 9pm tonight and "Tosh.0" on Comedy Central at 10:30pm. Which show do you prefer? Yes, they both show web clips but they have some differences: "Web Soup" will grab content that's not just from the web, anything is fair game to them. "Web Soup" is also produced throughout the year with occasional breaks. They also tape "Web Soup" the day before it airs so there's an immediacy to a lot of the content: it really is a collection of the silliest/most-disgusting content of the week. "Tosh.0" is a seasonal show taped in a big chunk over few weeks, hence their need to do a "what we missed" segment in each season opener. Certainly "Web Soup" acts on the opportunity to be more current and topical but perhaps keeping up with the necessary churn may result in showing us something in order to show us "something" vs "something good". Perhaps the "Tosh.0" team has an advantage by having more time to truly find the best and have more time to come up with better bits - what do you think?
Then we have the hosts: Chris Hardwick with legitimate @nerdist street cred is perfect for G4's "Web Soup" he's all over "Attack of the Show" and sister network E!'s "The Soup" and "Chelsea Handler". Hardwick also has a monthly live podcast at the Largo in addition to other stand-up appearances around town, primarily at the Improv. The point is, he seems to be fairly accessible if you want to check out his comedy chops and he's always coming up with new material on the fly and knows how to run a show. We just don't know what Daniel Tosh is capable of comparably speaking. We think he's great on "Tosh.0", his attitude, cheekiness, irreverence and a willingness to "go there" makes him very entertaining to watch. He's got a tour coming up this fall that may hit the LA area by November. Last Fall he did some shows and we got some PR inviting us to see a show and talk to him but we never heard back from those Comedy Central folks which we kind of consider to be a bit of an eff up [Dear PR people - you should probably respond to folks who respond to your spam about writing a story]. We will see a show of his and he will probably kick ass at it. If "Web Redemption" was his idea, he's a genius.