Steve-O will host American Idol meets Fear Factor singing show on TruTV

By | April 30, 2012 at 11:28 pm | One comment | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , ,

You know how there’s too many musical competition in existence? And you know how Fear Factor is back on television? Well, imagine this: Combine those two concepts. Then, have Jackass star and attempting-to-be stand-up comedian Steve-O host the whole thing. Well, that’s what cable network TruTV is doing.

The show is called Killer Karaoke. And here’s the deal: Contestants are forced to sing popular songs while an ornery antelope kicks them in the genitals, or something like that. To be fair, it’s a show that “challenges contestants to break out in song in the midst of extreme, hilarious and sometimes skin-crawling physical challenges,” according to the network. So I’m picturing some idiotic frat dick stripped naked, waist deep in mollusk semen singing some shitty Steve Miller Band song, while Steve-O (wearing nothing but a jock strap) laughs hysterically nearby. And if the contestant makes it to, say, chorus number two before sobbing uncontrollably, he wins $150 (before taxes).

The show will debut later this year alongside the network’s established shows World’s Dumbest…, Hardcore Pawn, Vegas Strip, Operation Repo, Lizard Lick Towing and Storage Hunters. Steve-O should feel right at home.

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  • jessicamonroe555

    Hmph. Perhaps it’s just me but this show sounds like a really silly idea that landed somewhere between too idiotic to be entertaining and something not seen before 100 times on cable TV. Steve-O is also an interesting selection for host. I’ve not seen him “perform” since he got sober but I’d imagine it a lot less hilarious than say how he was when he was breaking his nose on the Charlie Sheen Roast or smashing tables on the Adam Carolla Show. http://www.ranker.com/list/steve-o_s-funniest-talk-show-appearances/mark has more examples of what I mean, not to stray off topic but if Steve-O can make me laugh until I pee my pants sober then he should do that, not some crappy show. If not, perhaps both are best not on television right now.

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