‘Dreadful’ comedy, fair-and-balanced.

Set your TiVos twice. “The Half-Hour News Hour,” a right-leaning version of the Daily Show, debuts this Sunday on Fox News. The first episode guest-stars Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter as the President and Vice President. Here’s a promo:

The first review is in, from the Orlando Sentinel:

Laughter, of an awfully canned variety, greets all the gags. Nothing happening on screen justifies these outbursts. …


Fox News Channel will offer a second episode at 10 p.m. March 4. If we’re lucky, we’ll never hear of this dreadful show again.