Every time I get angry about cable TV rates or restrictions, and turn my mind to the notion of doing without, there are a few things that slam on the brakes. One is live sports, and the other is DVR. I can’t imagine life without baseball, or the convenience of watching the few programs I follow on my own schedule.
One of those is a quirky little comedy show that airs in the wee hours on Fox News, called Red Eye. It’s an absurdist parody of a news panel discussion. Think of it as Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert for the other side of the aisle.
Anyway… Ricky Skaggs is in New York today doing media for both his new live album with Bruce Hornsby, Cluck Ol’ Hen, and his recently-published autobiography, Kentucky Traveler. One of his stops is Fox News where he will tape an episode of Red Eye, set to air Saturday at 3:00 a.m. (EST).
It is usually a funny show, and we can see how quick Ricky is interacting with some experienced improvisors and clever comedians. Set your DVR if 3:00 a.m. isn’t likely to find you in front of the TV.
He is also taping a segment that will air later on Saturday morning at 9:50 a.m. on Fox & Friends.