After listening to the last couple of weeks, it seems there has been a giant change in the show direction. Fewer interviews. More Sal and Richard and other back office staff. Exactly what weve been pointing out. Jan hein was good. ShulI was good. JD was good. More bits and just shooting the shit. He even put up some resistance to calling Wendy slow, and slipped in quite a few "retards". I don't want to get too optimistic because there were still some shitty, fast-forward worthy segments (Bruce Jenner call in, Chelsea Handler interview, etc) so maybe I'm so numb that even a little funny made me sit up and notice. But I gotta say, I found myself actually laughing once in a while, which is more than I can say for a long time. Those who have lost hope, check our the last couple of weeks. Believe it or not, Howard was not the "star".