The Gong Show - Wikipedia

The Gong Show is an amateur talent contest franchised by Sony Pictures Television to many countries. It was broadcast on NBC's daytime schedule from June 14, 1976 through July 21, 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989, and was revived in 2017 for broadcast on ABC. The show was created and originally produced by Chuck Barris, who also served as host for the NBC

Chuck Barris - Wikipedia

Charles Hirsch Barris (June 3, 1929 – March 21, 2017) was an American game show creator, producer and host. Barris was known for hosting The Gong Show and creating The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game.He was also a songwriter who wrote "Palisades Park" for Freddy Cannon.Barris wrote an autobiography titled Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, which was made into the film of the same name

Is 'Gong Show' Host Tommy Maitland a Mike Myers - Vulture

To fill the shoes of the late Chuck Barris in its Gong Show revival, ABC appears to have gone with someone who might be just as much of a unique character.The network announced today that Tommy Maitland, a supposed British comedy legend, will host the series in which judges can cut competitors’ performances short by banging a big ol’ gong. One problem: Maitland definitely doesn’t exist