I’ll take the Physical Challenge! Here’s our interview with Marc Summers!
Marc Summers has been a personal hero of mine for a long, long time. If you were a kid of the 80’s or 90’s, Marc Summers was more than likely a daily part of your after-school life.
He is the greatest game show host of all time, even though he scoffs at the idea. Double Dare still unites people of our generation. Every kid wanted to be on the show, but I was the kid who wanted to be Marc Summers. His voice, his charisma, and his trademarked likableness will forever be a major part of early Nickelodeon programming for me. (Thank god this still lives on via YouTube.)
I recently had the opportunity to speak with Marc Summers. [Note: This was an early morning phone call – 7 AM PST – and this was recorded via Google Voice; the quality is what it is.] We’ve had the opportunity to talk to some incredible people, but to be honest, I was more nervous about this opportunity than any before. Marc talks about his early career, how he came to host Double Dare and the impact it had on our generation, and some things he is currently working on.
From this Host to the Greatest Host of All Time, I am incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity.
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