Rob Dyrdek’s “Ridiculousness” Falls Ridiculously Flat
I don't want to say that "Ridiculousness" is terrible, but let's just be honest, it's terrible. It's a shame too because I really like Rob Dyrdek and "Fantasy Factory" is an extremely entertaining show. For those that missed the premiere of "Ridiculousness" last night, it's basically Rob's attempt at an internet clip show in the same vein as Tosh.0 and Web Soup, but while Tosh.0 and Web Soup are actually funny, Ridiculousness is not... at all. I honestly think the problem is that Rob is not a comedian where as Chris Hardwick and Daniel Tosh are. Rob is funny in a different way on "Fantasy Factory" that doesn't really work with this new show. He's more about the situation comedy and making the things he's doing entertaining, not telling jokes about things he sees. I know at this point Tosh probably has a team of writers helping him write the jokes for each episode and maybe Rob doesn't, but the only way to save this show is to get some funny people behind the scenes.
So as you can tell I was pretty disappointed with the show, I actually liked "Death Valley" more than "Ridiculousness" and honestly the best parts of "Death Valley" were shown in the previews during the VMAs the other night. The only reason I'll stick with "Death Valley" for a couple more weeks is that a buddy of mine (Ben Giroux) is appearing on an upcoming episode, but as for "Ridiculousness" I don't think I can sit and watch another episode. Sorry Rob, you tried and it didn't work this time. I think we all kind of knew that this wasn't going to be good, but I was still hoping for the Dyrdek personality to carry it through, but in this format it just can't. Stick to what you're good at with "Fantasy Factory" and interacting with people and leave the making fun of videos to comedians. I will say though that I do really like the logo for the show...
So did anyone else watch the premiere this week? What did you guys think?
Update: It seems as though a lot of you are wondering who the blonde girl is and why she's on the show. Apparently you guys don't watch "Fantasy Factory" otherwise you'd probably recognize her. Her name is Chanel West Coast and she's the "rapping receptionist" at the Fantasy Factory. Honestly I don't thinks he does much there except provide some eye candy and a really annoying laugh (according to you guys).