Years of apprenticing as the straight man to the unintentional comic genius that is Tim McCarver have apparently convinced the brass at the Fox network that its lead MLB and NFL play-by-play man, Joe Buck, is just the man to captain its ship into the contentious waters of late night television.
Buck and Saturday Night Live veteran Matt Piedmont, who previously teamed on bud.tv’s The Joe Buck Show, have produced a comedy/talk show pilot for Fox which, according to Buck, will feature, “a little bit of everything, from sketch comedy to interviews.”
If picked up, the weekly half-hour program will mark Fox’s entry into the highly-competitive late night field, which is about to go through a major shakedown in 2009 when Conan O’Brien is scheduled to take over Jay Leno’s timeslot on NBC.
While Buck is far from an obvious choice, TheFeed would consider giving its game-changing endorsement to the show on one condition: that we get to enjoy a recurring series of Odd Couple-style sketches focusing on the hilarious Goofus and Gallant dynamic between Buck and New England Patriots receiver, Randy Moss.
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