Legendary comedian Mike Meyers has given life to a variety of memorable and quotable characters, among them a groovy British spy and a righteous dude hosting a talk show from his parents’ basement. Now the master of disguise has stepped back into the spotlight to host Sony’s reboot of The Gong Show. Meyers will take on the role of another fictitious Brit: an enthusiastic emcee named Tommy Maitland.
The original Gong Show was an amateur talent contest created and produced by the late Chuck Barris who performed as Maitland. It ran from 1976 to 1978 on NBC, and was later syndicated up until 1989. The revival will follow the same format by inviting individuals with strange skills to compete for prizes. If a judge considers an act to be particularly terrible, he or she can Keep Reading