Spike TV searching for comedian to host late night talk show

By | March 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm | 9 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags:

Spike TVHey, comics: Spike  TV may  be looking for you to host a late night talk show.  The network has begun a nationwide talent search for an “every man” kind of comic to host a project currently in development.

Unlike the typical Hollywood and celebrity focused program, this late night show will focus on ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

The producer, Tom Bheers (The Deadliest Catch) is looking for undiscovered comedic talent who mirror the regular, everyday guys the show will target.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the right individual,” said Beers. “We want that laid back guy with whom every dude wants to be friends. He drinks beer, loves sports, video games and is unassuming and approachable.”

Open auditions will be held in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas for two males who appear to be in their late twenties to mid-thirties. Candidates selected will be flown to Los Angeles for a screen test with network executives.

For more information contact Erin Tomasello erin@metalflowersmedia.com. Make sure to include contact info, name, age, location, and a link to some stand-up clips.

And readers: who do you think should get the gig? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • Debora

    If you ever consider thinking of having a female host, let me know or please send me an email. In my 40′s look some what like Jennifer Anniston. Laid back and catch people off guard and make them laugh. Regards,
    Debora

  • http://www.myaustinhouse.com Brandi

    I recommend DUSTIN TORRES for your show. He is your VERY likeable, unbelievably witty, quick, and very smart young guy that people can’t help but like and want to be around!!

  • http://www.JustLaz.com Laz Viciedo

    It just so happens I’m currently unemployed from my last talk show host job so this works out great :)

    Laz

  • http://ootunes.com Steven Woolley

    1 word. Dana G. Hill

  • http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Ian%20David Ian

    You’re only looking for “undiscovered” male talent? That’s too bad.

    I was going to suggest Stephanie Miller. @SMShow on Twitter.

    Maybe you should talk to @OtooleFan on Twitter or Yvits and Mr. Bubble @YAMB

    Or perhaps EarlG on DemocraticUnderground.com http://tinyurl.com/yaa8fqt

  • Ostrich

    Jimmy pardo!!!!!!! He doesn’t fit the description, but he’s perfect for a talk show.

  • http://twitter jeff

    east side dave (@rfeastsidedave on twitter) would be perfect for your tv show. he can be heard on xm’s ron n fez show xm202/sir197 11 to 3 weekdays.

  • http://twitter.com/KeelyTurner Keely Turner

    What about a female comedian?

    Check out my stand up at -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSgCXPhCgAY

    And my twitter -http://twitter.com/KeelyTurner

  • http://www.myspace.com/chrisgehrt Chris Gehrt

    Chris Gehrt would be a great choice.

    Sincerely, Chris Gehrt

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