''This article is about the television personality. Go '''[[Film/TheHost here]]''' for the South Korean monster movie, and '''[[Literature/TheHost here]]''' for Creator/StephenieMeyer's other book.''

The host (also known as the presenter, master of ceremonies, emcee, MC) [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin is the person that hosts]] a show. They are most commonly found in {{Game Show}}s, {{Reality TV}}, and {{Talk Show}}s. Their job is to keep the show running smoothly, to introduce each element to the audience and to the participants.[[CarriedByTheHost The job requires a good deal of charisma.]]

[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] BodyAndHost. See also RepulsiveRingmaster, which is sometimes a variant of this.
!!Notable hosts include:
* Howie Mandel on ''Series/DealOrNoDeal''
* Alex Trebek on ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}''
* Creator/BruceForsyth, he's been entertaining the British public for over 40 years now, didn't he do well?
* Chuck Woolery on ''Series/{{Scrabble}}'' and ''Series/{{Lingo}}''
* Pat Sajak on ''Series/WheelOfFortune''
* [[MontyHallProblem Monty Hall]] on ''Series/LetsMakeADeal''
* Creator/BillCullen and Bob Barker on ''Series/ThePriceIsRight''
* Greg Lee, and to a lesser extent, Lynne Thigpen on ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego''
* Regis Philbin on ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire''
* Jack Barry on ''Series/TheJokersWild''
* Ken Ober on ''Series/RemoteControl''
* Wink Martindale on ''Series/TicTacDough''
* Bob Eubanks on ''Series/TheNewlywedGame''
* [[Creator/DeanMartin Martin]] and [[Creator/JerryLewis Lewis]] on the ''Series/ColgateComedyHour''
* In ''[[Fanfic/TheCalvinHobbesAndPaineShow The Calvin, Hobbes, and PaineShow]]'', [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] himself is the host of the titular ShowWithinAShow.
* Ashton Kutcher for ''Series/{{Punkd}}''.
* Wrestling/ChrisJericho of the Sketchersons troupe's ''Sunday Night Live'', reality show ''Redemption song'', game show ''Downfall'' and of the ''Series/RobotCombatLeague''.
* Wrestling/MikeQuackenbush of Wrestling/{{Chikara}}'s ''Pod Casts A Go Go''
* Wrestling/SaraDelRey of Chikara's ''Throwdown and Lowdown''
* Wrestling/StevieRichards of ''T4'' (Tech Today Tech Tomorrow)
* Wrestling/DaffneyUnger of Shine, at first.
* Nick Cannon on [[Series/AmericasGotTalent America's Got Talent.]]
* When Creator/CecilBDeMille wasn't busy filming epic Hollywood blockbusters, he was moonlighting for nine years as the host of ''Radio/LuxRadioTheatre'' (1936-1945).
* In the fictional radio VarietyShow ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir,'' John Cameron presides over the Circus, and loathes Julian the Janitor's repeated attempts to get PushedInFrontOfTheAudience as PluckyComicRelief, to the point of bodily hauling him off-stage.