Between Wayne Campbell, Austin Powers and, of course, arch-nemesis Dr. Evil, Mike Myers has had a knack for creating over-the-top characters that seem to take on a life of their own. His latest is a strictly made-for-TV affair: Tommy Maitland, the host of the revived Gong Show on ABC. This may actually be Myers’s favorite kind of work, getting to do his thing in front of a live studio audience. He loved it back in his Saturday Night Live days, and he told us he still loves it now. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mike Myers)

Mike Myers (as Tommy Maitland) hosts The Gong Show, airing Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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