So I've been listening to about a month's worth of shows, and while I expected my initial impression would change, it hasn't -- Rick is NEVER funny on the show. Once in a long while he tries, usually making a very weak jab based on one of Artie's thousands of riffs per hour. It invariably falls flat. He's just not smart or clever.
His standup was always adequate, nothing special. But he provides zero humor on the Mick and Sparky Show.
Is he just there to keep Artie off the sleeping cot? I guess he tries to move things along and keep them more sports focused (both of which of course are detriments to the show). There were one or two shows where Artie was allowed to riff the entire time and sports were mostly ignored; I'm probably thinking of the one where Too Fat's ghost writer sat in. Those shows were the best.
Anyway, maybe Flick's value is in keeping the show from being must-listen. The way it is now I was able to get through some particularly nasty chores over the weekend while listening to the show. If Prick and the sports content went away I would have to listen much more closely to avoid missing anything...
Does anyone think Brick brings anything to the show?