Synopsis by Hal Erickson
TV and film comedian David Spade was the host of this satirical "magazine" series, which one wag described as "The Daily Show meets Entertainment Tonight." The ever-waspish Mr. Spade spent each half-hour episode mocking the pretensions and follies of his fellow celebrities, usually by turning their own words and press releases against them. There were also scattershot jokes about the cosmetics and clothes favored by the Hollywood elite, and especially about their bad career choices when it came to choosing appropriate movie properties. Nor did Spade spare himself when going through his monologues, in which he constantly poked fun at his own career ups and downs. The Showbiz Show With David Spade debuted September 11, 2005, on cable's Comedy Central.