The Gong Show is back! and now we know who’s hosting
The show originally ran from 1976 through 1980 created by and starring Chuck Barris, who sadly passed away earlier this year.
The show might be responsible for reality TV, it brought random “regular” people to TV.
The revival produced by Will Arnett has found their host. Arnett had befriended comedian Tommy Maitland years ago after meeting him at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Wanting to work with the comedian, Arnett tried for years to come up with a something that was suitable and The Gong Show appeared to the perfect match.
Tommy Maitland said” “When Will Arnett came to me and asked me to host The Gong Show, I said, ‘I’m honoured at the request, but I’m retired.’ Then he told me how much I was being paid, in U.S. dollars, and I said, ‘I’m still honoured, but no longer retired.’
Despite what you may read on other news sites about Tommy Maitland not being real and probably being Mike Myers, DON’T BELIEVE IT!
Tommy Maitland is as real as you want him to be and because of my love for the Gong Show he is real and will be magical!
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