Who is Tommy Maitland, Host of ‘The Gong Show’ Reboot? (VIDEO)
We know that The Gong Show, the iconic game show from the 70s then-hosted by creator Chuck Barris, is coming back later this week on ABC. We know actor Will Arnett is one of the executive producers and will appear on the show. And we know that black-ish stars Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, Brooklyn 99‘s Andy Samberg, Jack Black, Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell and comedian Dana Carvey are just some of the celebrity judges who may strike a gong if they aren’t entertained by the contestants.
But who is host Tommy Maitland?
Like, seriously, who is he?
While there’s a full bio of Maitland on the ABC press site and he has an active Twitter account, there’s an air of mystery about the host, who we believe is a construct for the show and looks more than a little bit like comedian/actor Mike Myers. ABC didn’t give us any additional insight when asked about the mysterious host, but does the exclusive video below offer any clues? Watch it to (maybe) get some answers…
The Gong Show, Series Premiere, June 22, 10/9c, ABC