In England, there’s a satellite TV channel called Dave (for my American chums, I should explain that satellite TV is like CABLE – except it uses TECHNOLOGY).
I always assumed that when they were trying to think of a NAME for the channel, some wag said “Why not call it Dave?” as a JOKE – and some humourless nerk said okay.
But apparently, they did RESEARCH and decided on the name because “Dave sounds like your MATE.” Hmm. Well anyway, the channel’s output is COMEDY, which got this writer THINKING…
Now here in Thailand, we get the Global Edition of Comedy Central’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart on CNN, on Saturday (although it has disappeared of late, with no explanation) and all of the week’s Tonight Shows (NBC) spread over the weekend, on CNBC.
In addition, DiggerVision used to run ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel, nightly – but apparently he didn’t take, so about eight months ago, they switched to CBS’s Late Show (although the satellite listings magazine – which is compiled by monkeys – lists the slot as 2½ Men).
Which brings me to my point: as I understand it, Letterman isn’t available in the Uke – so given their demographic and profile – why doesn’t DAVE take it?
Then the announcer could say – “And now on Dave – here’s Dave!”