One word to describe it: Hip. Maybe a little too hip, but there’s definitely an audience out there. Mac came out w/ a trendy, (tight) charcoal colored shirt lookin’ real smooth as if he was 30 again. I have to admit, the guy hides his age very well. How old is he anyway? 50? His guests are pretty sub-par, though—there were 2 authors in the 20 minutes I watched it. It’s very likely that I missed the big name celeb who usually shows up at the end of shows.
One highlight: the hilarious short videos before the show goes into commercials. This area has a lot of potential. The short vid I saw was your typical 3am-style promo ad selling a Bill Clinton interview DVD. It was damn funny watching the DEAD faces Oprah, Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, etc, etc make while they sit like zombies beside Billy listening to him recite ‘My Life’ for hours on end. (Yes, one of those ‘had to be there’ jokes). That’s not all. The promo for the DVD was giving away another free DVD (w/ each order of the Interview DVD) that has endless hours of video footage of Bill Clinton talking while he’s walking—yes, a whole 3 miles of Bill walking on grass, cement, down stairs, in the oval office, etc while jabbing away to his interviewers (ok-ok, maybe I was really tired when watching it, but it made me laugh, that’s all).