Last week, ABC announced that British comedian Tommy Maitland is going to host The Gong Show and we were like who? Then yesterday, the game show’s Executive Producer Will Arnett was filling in as host on Jimmy Kimmel Live and he introduced us to his find.
When I saw him on the show, I thought his face looked more plastic than the people on Botched and Dr Miami. It wasn’t only that, I didn’t particularly like his humor. Therefore, I was wondering what the hell ABC was thinking.
So when I woke up this morning, I decided to see who he was. That is why I saw a lot of people are speculating that he is Mike Meyers in disguise. Then I watched the interview and I heard Austin Powers’ voice coming through. Yeah, baby! In conclusion, I also think it is the Love Guru, do you too?
What do I think of his Alter Ego Hosting the show that premieres on June 22nd? I would rather they put a paper bag on his head and say that the Unknown Comic was the MC. To me this is a gimmick they didn’t need. It would do well on its own and doesn’t need this. Plus, what’s the point of having Mike Meyers host the show and not have Mike Meyers do it? Could you imagine the ratings if they just did that. It is not like Maitland is established as Tony Clifton was to Andy Kaufman, so I don’t think people will like it. And like Clifton, he is not likable.
This is as wacky of an idea as when the late Chuck Barris, who created and hosted the original version, claimed he was a CIA Assassin.