Meghan McCain Left ‘The View’ – It’s ‘Atrocious This Season,’ Comedy Team Admits About the Show

It was a sad day for comedians Brandy Howard and Julie Goldman when Meghan McCain left The View. The comedy team, who host political podcast Dumb Gay Politics said without McCain at The View roundtable, the show turned into an echo chamber of the same opinion, which sucked the fun out of watching it. In fact, Goldman and Howard are downright annoyed that the show tanked in their opinion.

Meghan McCain’s departure from ‘The View’ left a hole in the show

Goldman and Howard went from sparring with McCain on Twitter to forming a friendship from afar. McCain said she would consider appearing on their podcast, which they said has yet to materialize. But they both agreed that The View is definitely missing its edge without McCain.

Now that Meghan McCain has left The View, Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard can't bring themselves to watch it
Now that Meghan McCain has left The View, Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard can’t bring themselves to watch it |Roy Rochlin/Getty Images/Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

“We miss her so much on The View,” Howard told Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “The View is atrocious this season, just a nightmare!”

Goldman then said what everyone was basically thinking. “At the end of the day, we watch The View to watch Meghan and everyone else fight. That’s what we’re watching. I wanna see her and Joy (Behar) fight. I wanna see her and Whoopi [Goldberg] fight. We want to see them argue and fight. And to stop them is like demeaning to us as the audience.”

Julie Goldman shares why the show used to be so good

Goldman added, “Like they are constantly trying to make it like they’re above that kind of thing.” Howard and Goldman think The View producer is better suited for a gameshow type format. “In my opinion, the problem is that the producer, this guy who wants to keep it positive, and everyone who thinks they’re fighting or debating is beneath anyone,” Goldman said. “They’re wrong. It’s fighting and debating that makes things interesting. You don’t want to watch four people sit around and just agree.”

“We want to watch people disagree and if that disagreement comes in the form of argument, that has to be OK,” Goldman added. “I’m so sick of this whole thing above that like we can disagree and get along. Well, sometimes you don’t get along.”

Howard had a message for The View producers. “You shouldn’t have let Meghan go at all costs. I don’t care, ABC, you’re insane for that.”

Meghan McCain said she’d consider being on the podcast

Howard and Goldman were longtime The View loyalists, but no more. They’ve deleted The View from their DVRs. “We’re out to sea with no paddle without The View,” Howard lamented. She admitted to watching Live with Kelly and Ryan instead. “They’re desperate times, what can you do?” she replied.

Goldman decided to go all-in on Ellen DeGeneres’ last season of her talk show. “I’m onto the final season of Ellen because I need something,” she exclaimed. “I need something in the day and The View has just lost it for us without Meghan.”

“Julie said Ellen’s final season is good,” Howard piped in. “It’s all new celebrities.”

And while Howard and Goldman are trying to find their replacement daytime television shows, they both insist that The View will never be the same for them. Also, the offer stands for McCain to be a guest on their podcast. McCain even said she’d love to be on Gay Dumb Politics. She dished about the comedy team in an Instagram Live.  

“Oh yeah, those women are so nice,” she said in a Live that a fan later shared on Twitter. “People that don’t know, they’re two podcast hosts … and they’ve been so lovely to me on Twitter. So yeah, I’d totally be open to going on that podcast. But I think they want Sunny. I think they tweeted they want Sunny on their podcast, which is totally understandable. Because Sunny is fabulous.”

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