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I really enjoy The Being Frank Show. I enjoy the guests, the intimate atmosphere and the realness of the show. The show is so raw and unscripted, with is very rare. I enjoy the chemistry between the host and the band. The antics are hilarious and I especially enjoy when there is a skit thrown into the mix on a rare occasion. I value great Canadian entertainers and can appreciate this undervalued show. I stay up late to catch this show on a Friday night and find myself laughing at just about everything. I like that Frank is so honest and his everything goes attitude and I even enjoy his signing. It's nice to see a host so interactive with his audenice, band and guests.
Just checking things out on IMDb and come across all the reviews on The Being Frank show, not sure what you are all watching to write these terrible reviews. I like it. I find it entertaining. I get a few laughs and well - it's Canadian. I don't catch the show every week due to the time slot but when I do I have enjoyed it. I heard it was on Rogers on Demand but I don't have Rogers, so I check it out when I am home or up... I have seen contests and giveaways on the show and a lot of fellow Canadians. The band sounds great. I have found the show to have a good mix music, comedians, sports......Keep up the good work Frank and the crew.
I was up late one night, I think it may have even been Christmas Eve
after I returned from visiting family. I stumbled onto this show, and I
could not believe how painful it was to watch - it was like a
proverbial train wreck -- terrible, brutal, yet I couldn't look away.
It was an episode with Mike Bullard. Frank (the host who I had never
heard of), looked unprepared, his jokes were flat, and the audience
(all 10 of them) looks like the only reason they were there were for
free beer. I encourage you to watch for the sheer experience of
watching - certainly not because it's quality.
And to top it of, he had one guest who was a proficient musician (name I cannot recall). Frank complimented him on his new CD (which he had in his hand), and then the guest corrected him - it wasn't his CD - it was done by students at a local university who he mentored/directed, etc.
What can I say, I love this show! I am a proud Canadian and a proud supporter of Canadian Broadcasting. I look forward to Friday nights to sit back and get some comic relief after a long stressful week. I enjoy the music, the vast variety of guests and the energy! I enjoy Frank D'Angelo's refreshing approach to late night television hosting and interviewing. It's nice to see a fellow Canadian with a lot of tenacity doing his thing. I appreiciate the line of guests that appear on the show. I have got to watch some of my favorite Actors be interviewed by Frank and the interviews always seem so natural and charismatic. If you're looking for a late night series that is packed full of laughs and pure entertainment Being Frank has it all.
People that don't get the relevance of the The Being Frank Show slam it. In my opinion it's one of the best shows on Canadian TV. Hosted produced by and starring Frank D'Angelo it is an irreverent, anarchically funny and informative look at the late night world of endlessly boring talk shows taking pot shots at the standardized and convention driven world of a TV stable. The Being Frank Show is politically and sociologically "incorrect" because it tells the truth about life in our times, hearkening back to the worlds of Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman and Jonathan Winters, with a pinch of Ralph Kramden thrown in for good measure. And it is an antidote for the post Paris Hilton, face booked generation of the isolated and disposed crowded ear muffed children of George Bush, Brian Mulroney and Ronald Reagan. It tells us that it's OK to be human, have a drink or two, eat a good meal and listen to great music. This is not family entertainment, its people entertainment and breaks open the jail like boxed in life of the average man. It has world class music and in probability, the all-time best co- host since Ed McMann. Move over Jimmy Kimmel and Jay Leno. Here is a show that will entertain you. And it doesn't pretend to be Live.
What you need to know is the later a late-night show airs, the racier it gets, and generally the younger the target audience. That's not to say The Being Frank Show is aimed at kids, because it's not ... but I'm sure plenty of teens are watching because Frank D'Angelo has created the modern format for the late-night talk show blending subversive humour, cynicism, and off-colour jokes about politics and sex. D'Angelo has tried to inject even more youth culture, notably by bringing in Ed the Sock as an added co-host. D'Angelo is an affable host, charming and often witty. He doesn't always seem as quick on his feet as Letterman or O'Brien, that's mostly because he is a newcomer to the gig, but he does seem to be growing nicely into the job.
I have to give credit where it's due and Frank D'Angelo certainly deserves a pat on the back for creating and producing The Being Frank Show, the only show on Canadian television that introduces and showcases Canadian talent. Where would the upstart musicians, comedians, magicians, athletes and all the other people that are featured on The Being Frank Show get exposure? I also like the fact that the show features guests and celebrities that you would never see on other talk shows, people like George Chuvalo and Dan Hill who have made big contributions on the world stage for Canada. Keep up the good work Frank, you're one of the best television hosts on TV. And I really enjoy your interviews because they are casual and not contrived, you ask questions that real people would ask and that makes it interesting.
Frank D'Angelo is definitely the best talk show on television. The best thing about D'Angelo is he doesn't give a crap, he just says what he thinks and does what he wants. I remember an episode when he threw a financial guest off the show because he made fun of the housing and mortgage crises in the USA. The guy got what he deserved. My favourite part of the show is when Frank does his skits with his relatives and plays all the parts, and laughs at himself after the skit. The only other talk show host who did anything like that was Johnny Carson and to this day nobody tops Johnny! Shows such as Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien and Letterman seem staged usually have a definite order to the program. On the Being Frank Show you don't know what to expect and that makes it funny. Like when Frank unexpectedly asks Jim Tatti, Ed The Sock or a band member a question, you never know what is going to come out of their mouths because they didn't expect to be asked anything. Surprise, surprise!!
Yes new episodes are still being produced. Please think about all the infomercials that have paid for late night airtime...exercise equipment, get rich systems, phone sex, etc. Now in that context 'The Being Frank Show' is great. You can't deny Frank D'Angelo is an entrepreneur who has tried many things in his life business-wise mostly involving food, drink...and now this. Also as the website says...'As a Canadian performer, Frank D'Angelo knew there was a big void to promote Canadian talent, leading him to create 'The Being Frank Show', the only real Canadian national late night television variety-talk show.'...now the 'knew there was a big void to promote Canadian talent' part is true and if he manages to get as many CDN's on as he can...it is hard to knock that idea. In terms of shameless self-promotion...well that applies to most entertainment TV doesn't it? The Jimmy Kimmel Show often starts with a chintzy ad/plug at the beginning they've made for a sponsor like Depends adult diapers.
Almost 7,000 voters for this show, a late night purchased-airtime
infomercial on a Hamilton station where he would be lucky to get 500
It's actually pretty funny. Who cares what the ratings are for the show on IMDb.
Even if he tricks people into believing it might be good the absolute best case scenario for him is that people would then go check out his show on his website or whatever and then they would just see that the ratings are a lie and that he is without a doubt the worst TV host in the history of the world (except maybe for Elvira Kurt). The more money he spends buying fake votes and reviews the better, let him waste his money.
I hope he doesn't run out of money though because I love this show! It's like a car accident. He couldn't possibly make such a funny show on purpose but actually watch it and appreciate it for the train wreck it is and trust me you will laugh your head off. It has everything.
A full of himself host who can't deliver a joke in his always painful (yet awkwardly and unintentionally hilarious) monologues, check.
A band that is actually top notch who I'm sure are paid top dollar to be willing to perform on this terrible host's show, complete with fake smiles plastered across their face and a "please don't talk to us, Frank" look in their eyes. I bet they're out of there ten seconds after taping finishes.
A host who is a decent singer at best who sings constantly and who even horns in on guest singers, making them let him sing with them. There was a really (again unintentionally) funny interview and song with NHL great Theo Fleury.
Characters which are often played by the host himself.
Commercials which are all for the host's own products. Like I said it's a paid infomercial time slot that he buys, so all the "commercials" are just himself peddling his cheap products like Italian food and Cheetah Energy Drinks.
Painful interviews. The one with Al Pacino is priceless. He doesn't know Frank D'Angelo, is completely disinterested, checking his watch until his contractually obligated time is up before he gets what I'm sure was an envelope full of cash.... the best part is Frank keeps using clips of this exact same terrible interview which makes everyone look bad. I find myself laughing that Pacino probably thought he had a good payday for nothing but I'm sure he'd gladly hand that envelope back if he knew how awful he would look on TV and that Frank would keep using the interview again and again and again and again!
Watch the show, it's unintentionally hilarious, the host is a delusional scumbag who is 100% full of himself, and you'll see some great awkward moments.
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