Greg Gutfeld

Greg Gutfeld

Gutcheck: Review: Portlandia Season Four

The fourth season of “Portlandia,” the brilliant show created by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, is now available on NetFlix, and it’s better than it has ever been – systematically devastating in its portrayal of modern American malaise, pretension, and ego – and funny

Gutcheck: Review: Portlandia Season Four

Gut Check: The Race Race

As political races loom and gloom sets in among democrats, the topic of racism heats up. Race warfare is the weapon you grab when it looks really, really bad. The sad part: it works! While racism exists (everywhere), the notion

Gut Check: The Race Race

Gut Check: Pain Relievers

I hate self-help books, and yet I realize, when I begin a sentence with, “I hate self-help books,” it’s because I’m about to make a sharp turn with, “But this book is different.” Yes, it’s true. Sadly, I am now

Gut Check: Pain Relievers

Gut Check: So, Where Do Death Panels Come From?

Ezekiel Emanuel, a primary mastermind of Obamacare, wants you to know that he wishes to die at 75. So, PLEASE, don’t try to stop him. LET HIM GO.  I KNOW… it’s hard. He’s a swell guy. In his recent pseudo-controversial article

Gut Check: So, Where Do Death Panels Come From?

Gut Check: Panic Buttons

He was all over the news, roughly a month or so ago: Kent Brantly, the doctor whocontracted Ebola in Africa. But since he’s been discharged from Emory University Hospital weeks ago–when wesaw him hugging hospital staffers and reuniting with his

Gut Check: Panic Buttons

GUT CHECK: Hollywood's Fading Brand

For the past week or so, Russell Brand and I have been jabbing at each other on the web and TV. It all began when Brand attacked Fox News Contributor and Wall Street Journal editorial board member Jason Riley for

GUT CHECK: Hollywood's Fading Brand

Gut Check: In Defense of Jerks

Make no mistake: Gene Simmons can be an irritating, egotistical asshole. But he’s a smart one. One who has made money not just for himself, but for thousands of people along his five-decade career. And he is one who speaks

Gut Check: In Defense of Jerks

Gut Check: In Praise of Mystery

When I was a teen, I used to see the VHS copy of Picnic at Hanging Rock at our local version of Blockbuster, called Captain Video. I would stare at the alluring cover — featuring young girls in white dresses —

Gut Check: In Praise of Mystery

Gut Check: The Sleeping Policeman

It’s Sunday morning, and I’m reading the reports on the Malaysia Airline mass murder, and it’s beyond depressing. Imagine if it were a son or a daughter, a sister or a brother, a mom or a dad–rotting in that field. And

Gut Check: The Sleeping Policeman

Gut Check: Ode to the Bar Owner in a Small Town

Truckee, California.  I was there to deal with some family stuff and get away from some family stuff. There I came across the taker and the risk-taker. After being away from this little town outside of Lake Tahoe for at

Gut Check: Ode to the Bar Owner in a Small Town

The Killing: David Wain's 'They Came Together'

It’s one thing to complain about something. It’s a better thing to do something about it. David Wain, with his latest film They Came Together, did something beyond dismissing the cliches and lies that construct the typical romantic comedy. He

Raise a Glass to Felix Dennis

Publishing baron, billionaire philanthropist, best-selling author, drug addict, intellectual, Bruce Lee fan, internet renegade, rock singer, genius poet, copious wine drinker, whoring titan, and scary but lovable boss Felix Dennis died over the weekend in his home in England after a few

Raise a Glass to Felix Dennis

Rock Review: Tilts

Rock music, at its heart, is the male brain expressing what’s necessary for pleasure. Is that sexist? Of course it is. Rock music is periodically blessed by women, when they join in, but mostly it’s the product of creatures with

I Hate/Love This Band

Fat White Family suffers from so many self-inflicted flaws they deserve to fail, and disappear. Their name sucks, their sound is erratic, sloppy and self-consciously assholish. Reveling in degradation, glorifying deadly ideologies, stinking of puke and cocaine – they’re a

Gut Check: The Night I Shared Dinner with Reagan

The week of the tenth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s death brings me to my only Reagan story–one I’ve told so many times that my fingers are pretty much on auto pilot here, while my brain is thinking about the fried

Gut Check: The Night I Shared Dinner with Reagan

Gut Check: Jackie Gutfeld

I first met my mom on September 12th, 1964, in a room at Mills Hospital in San Mateo, California. I have no memory of it, but I can imagine no better person to welcome a fearful little ball of fury

Gut Check: Jackie Gutfeld

Gut Check: Save the Lectures

In the interest of time (I’m nearly a half century old and have fewer years ahead than I’ve already swallowed up), I do my best to avoid black holes: what I call “time-suck” stories that are so murky and slippery

Gut Check: Save the Lectures

Movie Review: Enemy

 I rarely review movies, unless something interesting comes along and then disappears quickly, without fanfare. “Enemy” is one of those forgotten treats. It came out a few months ago, and now, it’s already on ITunes. I suggest you watch it.

How to Watch the Oscars in Four Simple Steps

1. Turn it on, and do something else. Do the laundry, clean the apartment, write really bad poetry, watch another show on a competing laptop. The point: if watching the Oscars is the only activity performed while watching the Oscars,

Gut Check: Penn & Teller's Finishing School

I never get around to seeing movies because I rarely get around to doing anything. This is an important point–as a man with no hobbies and a knack for leaving things unfinished–it’s a big deal for me to finally catch

Gut Check: Penn & Teller's Finishing School

Gut Check: Why I Hate Stories

Last Sunday, the New York Post ran a piece on a book on the real story behind the Kitty Genovese killing–the story of a young woman who was brutally raped and murdered in March 1964 while her neighbors did nothing,

Gut Check: Why I Hate Stories

The Boyd Crowder Translator

WHAT HE SAYS: I fear that within my belly stirs the emanations of desire for a product that sates the ache within WHAT HE MEANS: I’m hungry WHAT HE SAYS: Well, my darling, being a lowly omnivore like yourself,  I

The Boyd Crowder Translator

Gut Check: Speculating on Spectacles

As we mark the ten year anniversary of “nipplegate”–yep, it’s been that long since Justin Timberlake ripped off Janet Jackson’s breastplate during the abysmal halftime show during Super Bowl 38–it pays to ask: was the outrage worth it? The outrage

Gut Check: Speculating on Spectacles

Downton Abbey Is a Real Man's Super Bowl

Everyone has their own Super Bowl, and mine is the conclusion of Downton Abbey, season 4. I watched all the episodes this week, finishing today. Some thoughts: Edith Grantham is the Jan Brady of Downton Abbey. Less attractive and constantly

Downton Abbey Is a Real Man's Super Bowl

A Note on Attention Bias

Here’s a disturbing trend that I have decided to label “attention bias.” This is defined by  the desire for your opinion to be observed, and how that desire affects the intensity of your opinion. So, if you happen to like

Gut Check: When Old Friends Return

Maybe, when you were younger and dumber, you had some questionable friends. They dabbled in illegality. They weren’t dependable. They often needed you to bail them out of trouble. They stole stuff…sometimes your stuff. They never paid for gas, and

Gut Check: When Old Friends Return

Review: The Act of Killing

I hate movie trailers, because whenever I judge a movie based on one, I’m always wrong.  The trailer for Greenberg was atrocious – and it was the best movie from 2010.  The same thing happens again, with “The Act of