Miller Show Getting Tweaked
DENNIS Miller is taking a two- week hiatus from his new CNBC talk show – which is being remade while he’s gone.
“The main thing we’re going to do differently is to have a studio audience,” consulting producer Steve Friedman told The Post. “We’re not doing the ‘Tonight Show’ – we want it more like a nightclub, and we’re looking at an audience of around 100 people a day.” Miller has, thus far, worked without a studio audience – relying only on laughs from his crew.
“Dennis’ comedy is terrific, and it really helps if somebody is there to respond to it,” Friedman said. “I love the crew, but that’s not enough.”
“We’ll have little tweaks here and there,” [Friedman] said. “What we’re doing is a comedy/talk show and the key element to it all is trying to figure out how to get the proper balance.”
And, Friedman stressed, Miller’s 10-day vacation was pre-planned – in fact, he’ll take another hiatus April 19.
Now that’s a work schedule!
So far, the comedy/news combo has worked about as well as the comedy/football combo. Watching Miller trying to crack jokes with policy wonks he’s interviewing is painful.