the gong show

Myers' first major acting role in nearly a decade would be unbelievable if 2017 weren't already so ridiculous.
He also wrote “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” which became a hit movie directed by George Clooney.
“The comedy culture we are living in has finally caught up to ‘The Gong Show.'"
Meet Lee "Q" O'Denat, the founder of WSHH. Q is without a doubt becoming a powerful force in media. He has innovated a website that has entertained and outraged millions of people.
I knew what the odds were when we started (though, of course, I was convinced I could beat them). I'd heard the horror stories from filmmakers I'd interviewed over the years: unscrupulous and inept producers, financiers and film companies, and so forth.
I've been a Howard Stern fan for most of his radio career. So I swallowed hard and set my DVR for America's Got Talent, to watch him in his foray to the network.
Indeed, all these shows had their forebears in the days of radio. But, for the sake of argument, let's leave our family-tree tracing to the early days of TV. There are really only four models for most reality shows, four shows from which all others spring.