When I first heard about this show, I felt an odd mixture of excitment and disdain. On the one hand, Comedy Central was coming up with a new show to fill in the 11:30 spot in which one of my old favorites had aired. On the other hand, they were giving it to Adam Carolla, not my first pick to give his very own show to do with what he pleases. However, I still had high hopes about the show.
When I finally saw it I was somewhat surprised. It had turned out better than I had expected. The show is basically Adam talking about what pisses him off. And when he gets on a good rant, it's fun to watch. After his initial rant, he'll take a phone call or two. Why? I have no clue, but the calls are rarely taken seriously, it ever. Mostly he just ends up making fun of the caller, just for the heck of it, and doesn't even respond to their questions. There also a traditional talk show aspect, as he brings out a guest in the later part of the show.
Unfortunatly, Adam has proved unable to deliver the same calibur show night after night. It seems to me that its has been getting worse and worse since the first week. It's to the point now where it is almost painful to watch at times. I mean you can see that he is trying, and trying so hard. But at the end of the day, he just can't carry a show by himself. Too Late does have it's moments. A few of the sketches are consistently funny and many of his celebrity guests are facsinating and entertaining(How'd of thought a guy like Adam would know "Buzz" Aldrin). And they give us a welcome break from Adam.
There is some great potential in this show. The host being both a potentially great asset, but at the same time, it's biggest problem. I think he still may have some time to work out the kinks before it is Too Late For Adam Carolla.