Mike Myers is unrecognizable as host of ‘The Gong Show’ reboot

By Hayley Bradbrook

Mike Myers is a master of disguise! The Canadian comedian put his own spin on hosting duties of the Gong Show reboot by creating a fictional character, complete with a hilarious disguise.

In newly released promos for the beloved variety show, the 54-year-old actor can be seen playing Tommy Maitland, a former British army major turned struggling comic. In the short clip, Mike looks completely unrecognizable while wearing prosthetic features, perfectly coiffed hair and dentures with a gap in between his two front teeth.

The Scarborough native is set to fill the shoes of the late Chuck Barris, who hosted the original series back in the 1970s. While in character, Mike sat down with Entertainment Tonight Canada to talk about his exciting new project, describing it as "good fun." "Just turn on your telly, turn off your brains. This is just for funsies!” exclaimed the actor.

This is second time that fans were given a glimpse of Mike’s new alter ego. In early May, he played the witty British figure on Jimmy Kimmel Livewhile promoting the new television series.


Mike Myers plays a fictional character named Tommy Maitland on 'The Gong Show'

Aside from Mike’s very unique role, the reboot will also feature celebrity judges like Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks and Chelsea Handler.

Mike is no stranger to changing his appearance on screen. Some of his most popular roles are those of characters he dreamed up (think Austin Powers, Dr. Evil, Goldmember, Wayne Campbell and Linda Richman.)

The Gong Show premieres on June 22.

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