Sad to hear that Lights Out with David Spade was canceled after only about 9 months on the air. I watched it just about every night and I liked the format, generally speaking. Apparently, Spade and the producers didn’t feel the same way – they constantly cut or reshuffled the segments until the monologue came at the end of the show. And even that seemed to work and sent each night’s show out on a high note. The recurring segments where Spade fed jokes into a celeb’s ear at open mic night and ran the production of trashy reality shows were highlights.
I recently stumbled across this old episode of VH1’s Standup Comedy Spotlight from 1990-ish. Spade comes on at the 8:40 mark, but I recommend watching the entire video. Some of the old commercials took me back (and looked really dated).