TV legend Marc Summers called in to talk about the reboot of Double Dare! We discussed the legacy of the original show, why aging Gen-Xers like me continue to have such a fondness for show (and how many of us now have kids old enough to be contestants), and how he became a part of the 2018 edition.
John Michael Higgins called in to talk about his new game show America Says, airing 5 days a week at 4ET/3CT on Game Show Network. After a brief chat about Walk Hard (I quote his record producer character at least once a week), John filled us in on how the game show works, his game show hosting style, and getting to say the most famous line ever uttered in game show-dom.
The very funny Ben Gleib returned to The Big Wakeup Call to talk about Season 2 of his popular “Idiotest” game show. We learn about a new touchscreen, better looking contestants, and a focus group’s opinion on Ben’s hair. Careful listeners will hear that Ben and I start the interview pretty much as best friends, have a bit of a falling out in the middle, but reconcile at the end.
Catch the season premiere of “Idiotest” tonight at 7 Central on Game Show Network.
Jonathan Mangum is the announcer & Wayne Brady’s sidekick on “Let’s Make a Deal” and has also been seen on several improv TV shows. He’s currently on a comedy tour opening for Wayne. We talked about his improv background, how he handles the guy in the audience who thinks he’s funnier than everyone else, and our mutual love for Chicago’s Italian Beef sandwiches.