Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicTelevisionTalk Shows · 2 months ago

Why do tv hosts like Steve Harvey or Ellen degeneres read off giant placards instead of doing their own thing?

It’s kinda obvious they aren’t doing their own thing. Would the shows be better without it scripted

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  • 2 months ago

    I doubt if it would be better.I could see a host going off script for a bit and makeing the show better.I wouldn't believe they could do a whole show good on their own

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    OR even use a ear piece, I guess they are so old they have a memory loss..

  • 2 months ago

    Some hosts are dumb and stupid because they are rich idiots who need to read a script.  

  • 2 months ago

    All hosts read off cue cards 

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  • Robert
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Apparently Ellen gets mean when she is not reading a prepared script.   No one knows about Steve though as people are not allowed to ask him questions or make eye contract.   

  • 2 months ago

    The rest of the stage crew is looking for a verbal prompts to do what they do. They aren't reading every word they say off the cue cards, but when specific transitions need to be prompted the crew is listening for those keywords.

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There is not a talk show host ON EARTH who isn't mostly scripted. Yes it's obvious. 

    Do you actually think comedians come on stage and just make up their jokes on the spot? 

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