The Nerdist podcast co-host Jonah Ray wanted to create a Comedy Central show that was like The Soup, only for video games. Comedy Central said no, and now Jonah’s failure is complete, so he decided to share it with us.
Poor Jonah. The concept is sound, and the formula has been proven time and time again. I think the only problem with a show like Jonah’s Arcade is that it’s something only gamers would watch, yet it must make fun of them to fit the format. If I’m going to trade gaming time for weekly TV show time, I’d rather not be insulted in the process, even if it’s meant in jest.
That, and the hit-or-miss humour misses a lot more than it hits. The Call of Duty bit towards the end is priceless, but the rest? Not so much. I listen to The Nerdist every week, and when Chris Hardwick lets him talk, Jonah is way more entertaining than this.
What do you guys think?
Jonah’s Arcade Full Pilot [Here is Your Jonah Ray]