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Kinda Funny Morning Show

Jan 05, '17, 2:47pm

Totally feel the need to change the title, but I feel they missed the opportunity to call it "Kinda Funny Mornings" or to spoof names like Good Day LA somehow. :P

PS Yay for more Internet Explorers!
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Re: Kinda Funny Morning Show

Jan 06, '17, 12:18pm

Today was a great example of why we all need some more internet explorers.
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Jan 06, '17, 2:13pm

I thought 'The Kinda Funny Daily Show' would've been a nice shout since it's only morning in one timezone in the US when the show airs. It's still more apt than Colin & Greg live though.
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Jan 06, '17, 3:31pm

SorryWeAre0_o wrote:I thought 'The Kinda Funny Daily Show' would've been a nice shout since it's only morning in one timezone in the US when the show airs. It's still more apt than Colin & Greg live though.

Twitch kinda did advertise it as "Twitches morning show" iirc, dont know if they still do it but that maybe is part of the thinking?
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Jan 08, '17, 10:51am

I'll give it a chance, but less Colin off the cuff is highly disappointing. Is it more of were doing what we want or more of were seeing a need to do this?

It seems like the former, which I guess is good for you guys, but sucks for those of us that enjoy what Colin brings to the table.

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Jan 09, '17, 2:28am

We all need more Internet Explorers in our lives.

Think it'll break up the format nicely with Tim and Nick switching in for Colin and Greg. We'll get a different take on news whilst still getting what made Colin and Greg Live great.

Not sure how well it'll translate as an audio show, but I'm going to continue to watch on Twitch for now as I've got the swing of subscribing with my Prime account.
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Jan 09, '17, 3:58am

Wiskysin wrote:I'll give it a chance, but less Colin off the cuff is highly disappointing. Is it more of were doing what we want or more of were seeing a need to do this?

It seems like the former, which I guess is good for you guys, but sucks for those of us that enjoy what Colin brings to the table.


I believe they're doing it because Colin asked for it. He wants to be able to spend the first 3 days of the week focusing on 'Colin Was Right'. In addition whenever Colin or Greg weren't on the show people would complain in the Twitch chat.

I hear you though, I enjoy the show more when they react to video game news, rather than movie and comic book related stuff. I prefer hearing Colin & Greg's opinions on that subject more than Tim & Nick's. However I quite enjoyed how often they rotated things over the last few months, it helped keep things fresh rather than hearing the same things over and over again. I couldn't care less about Colin's political views (I know some love that too though) and often enjoyed just seeing Tim & Nick goof around watching funny videos.

I don't mean any of that in a derogatory way towards Tim & Nick it's just that the content I enjoy most from the guys is their video game coverage and since Nick doesn't play games....
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Jan 09, '17, 10:12am

SorryWeAre0_o wrote:I hear you though, I enjoy the show more when they react to video game news, rather than movie and comic book related stuff. I prefer hearing Colin & Greg's opinions on that subject more than Tim & Nick's. However I quite enjoyed how often they rotated things over the last few months, it helped keep things fresh rather than hearing the same things over and over again. I couldn't care less about Colin's political views (I know some love that too though) and often enjoyed just seeing Tim & Nick goof around watching funny videos.

I don't mean any of that in a derogatory way towards Tim & Nick it's just that the content I enjoy most from the guys is their video game coverage and since Nick doesn't play games....


You basically touched on why it's disappointing for me. While I watch the Game Over Greggy show every week, those are not the topics that keep me coming back to Kinda Funny, even though the non-gaming topics are often highly entertaining. Having a daily show that primarily discussed what was going on in the gaming world, meandering at times in an entertaining way, was awesome.

You are right, Nick doesn't play games, and with Tim, I get the impression he's enamored by the idea of games rather than the games themselves. I may be wrong, but I can't picture him sinking an entire day into a game. There's just never any meat there when they talk games. It's a laugh fest of videos, which may be something the masses love.

Colin & Greg Live was a part of my daily routine, so it's just a matter of getting over that changing. I would come home from work, feed and water the pup, throw up the Twitch! replay from earlier in the day on the TV and listen while I took care of odds and ends around the house before going to the gym. I'll give this a run for a while and see what happens, but it just seems like an unforced error unless Colin Was Right just ends up being so spectacular I don't miss Colin & Greg Live. We still get Greg, so we'll see, but I just loved how Greg compliments Colin so well. That's the best chemistry Kinda Funny has.

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Jan 09, '17, 10:43am

Wiskysin wrote:You basically touched on why it's disappointing for me. While I watch the Game Over Greggy show every week, those are not the topics that keep me coming back to Kinda Funny, even though the non-gaming topics are often highly entertaining. Having a daily show that primarily discussed what was going on in the gaming world, meandering at times in an entertaining way, was awesome.


I feel similarly too. I actually think Tim does a great job when he's on the show with Colin or Greg & offers some interesting opinions. It's just that when he's on the show with Nick they either don't do the news or brush over everything thats gaming related. I hope that while Colin is not there they rotate it well to keep a good balance of interesting opinions on the news and fun silly stuff. In addition, hopefully as Colin creates more and more episodes of his show he's able to be more efficient with his workflow so it doesn't take up quite so much time, allowing him to appear a day extra.

To be fair it's good to see Tim hosting the show with a laptop in front of him since the new year & they've covered some gaming related stuff today. Hope they keep it up.
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Re: Kinda Funny Morning Show

Jan 10, '17, 3:26am

I'm kind of mixed on it.

On the one hand, C&GL was my favourite Kinda Funny show, and less Colin and Greg has killed my interest in it. That's lame. I don't even watch it live now. I'll just wait for it to go up on YouTube, find out who was hosting it, and then skip it unless it's Colin and Greg. The rapport between Colin and Greg is just different, and it's what attracted me to their content in the beginning. I followed from the Beyond days and so they're the main attraction to me. I lose interest when they're not involved quite quickly.

On the other hand, Colin obvs wants to spend time doing other things, and so I'm totally with him doing that. If that means I only get a couple of episodes of "C&GL" a week at most then I'll get over it. Gotta do what you gotta do.
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Re: Kinda Funny Morning Show

Jan 10, '17, 4:32am

I'm not a huge fan of the show and haven't watched C&GL in forever. It's too much and too long for me to follow. Instead of tuning in every once in a while, I find myself not watching at all. I find myself preferring the short-form stuff (Colin was Right, and the weekly shows that get broken down into bite-sized chunks on YouTube). The only long-form show I follow without fail is PSILY.

That said I like the idea of how they're switching things up and it's always good to see more Nick! Personally though, I'd like to see them scrap it to free up time for them to focus on other endeavours.
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Jan 10, '17, 9:36am

They're highly unlikely to scrap something that makes them a huge amount of money. Not that it's primarily about the money, it is a factor. It is, after all, ultimately why businesses exist. What a colossally stupid business move it would be to give up that kind of revenue stream. It's probably the easiest thing they do. Sit in front of a camera for an hour a day, without having to edit, while people throw tips and subscription money at you the entire time. Even if I stopped watching it I would never advise them to give that cash cow up.

I won't pretend to guess at their financials, but it's a show like this that must be a big help for them be able to hire the editor they're hiring.

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Re: Kinda Funny Morning Show

Jan 11, '17, 9:22am

I can't speak to whether less Colin will impact the show, since I havent been watching Colin and Greg Live.
The move to put it on youtube and podcast services is the biggest thing they can do to grow the show.

Since it airs on twitch whilst I am at work in the UK, i have never been able to catch the show, whereas I have been able to pop in an earphone and enjoy their podcasts whilst working away and I look forward to doing the same with the Morning Show (although I am concerned that it might overwelm my iphone memory.

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Kinda Funny Morning Show

Jan 11, '17, 11:00am

When does the show hit podcast services?