I think the idea of a Wrap Up Show is a great idea. However, when the Wrap Up Show becomes a vehicle for letting sal incriminate himself by his own unfiltered idiocy, or when Jon Hein tries to engage JD into stumbling through humiliating moments of his own awkwardness, the show becomes contrived fodder for the six o'clock hour of the next day's show.
The Wrap Up Show fails insofar as it doesn't always, or usually touch up in full on the events of the show it's supposed to be covering. However, it more than succeeds in providing paper thin material for Howard and the crew to make something out of nearly nothing and to also provide Benjy with an opportunity to make a name for himself by showcasing his ability at working an obtuse premise to death for the sake of anti-comedy.
It's the only chance for "real" callers to get through and possibly bring out something negative about the Stern show. Gary quickly asks what they do for a living or tells them they are in the minority.
Howard has definitely forgotten how much the callers bring to a live talk show. That's really what I like about Ellis. He just takes random calls. Some suck, but some are absolute radio gold.