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'The Gong Show' 2017 Host - Mike Myers is Tommy Maitland?!

'The Gong Show' 2017 Host - Mike Myers is Tommy Maitland?!

If you’re watching The Gong Show reboot tonight on ABC and wondering who the host is, chances are you won’t know by looking at him!

Rumor has it that Mike Myers is actually the host of the show and he’s playing a character he created named Tommy Maitland.

The executive producer of the show explained why they didn’t try and copy the show’s original host Chuck Barris.

“We thought the worst thing we could do in the world is try and copy Chuck, because Chuck and the world he created was so singular and memorable and brilliant that to try and do an exact copy of things would almost certainly blow up in our faces,” Conrad Green told EW.

Watch The Gong Show on Tuesday nights at 10/9c on ABC this summer.

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Posted to: Gong Show, Mike Myers, Television, Tommy Maitland

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  • Reelife11

    Watching it right now and Maitland is definitely 100% Mike Myers. You can hear it in his voice inflection and the way he says certain words. Also, some of his movements, are telltale signs. I’ve seen him do those moves and gestures on snl. When he yells certain words, you can hear it and if you close your eyes and only listen to him, you can most definitely hear it is Myers!
    Only Myers would think up a fictional host and not take credit. JUSt being incognito, haha!!!

  • Tim Topland

    You can tell just by looking at him!

  • Safe Space Invader ™

    Andy Kaufman would be proud.

  • Safe Space Invader ™

    Andy Kaufman would be proud.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rosemarykeller Rosemary Keller

    and in the introduction when he talked to batman about how batman told him about the show and got him to try out for it. when I said batman, I was referring to will arnett. cuz mailand called will his ” friend” and anyone who knows about will and or mike knows they’re ” friends”. that’s not much evidence other than what reellife11 pointed out the most obvious. it was like watching all of mike’s movies and his skits. at first, when I saw commercials for the show I was like ” mike myers is gonna sue for him basically sounding like and stealing his characters esp Austin powers and the love guru “

  • imwithstoopid

    Watching now and all I could see was something that sorta looked like “Robin Williams” in a lot of make-up.
    Anyway I want the old show back, and soon. Luv ya Chuck……

  • Frostbite

    gawd this show is awful. it needs to be gonged.

  • Cheryl S.

    Luv Mike Myers, as Tommy Mailand. He is hilarious!
    Also, great to see him and Dana Carvey together on tonight’s episode !

  • Aimee McCarthy

    He would! And he would laugh at anybody who wasn’t proud.

  • royhobbs7

    Agreed! MM as Tommy Maitland looks like the male twin of Mrs. Doubtfire. LOL!!!!

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  • Jason LeClair

    Absolutely Mike Myers!!! I thought I was watching Austin Powers..