Top Ten Worst Game Show Hosts


The Top Ten

1 Richard Karn

He was always on the sideline punster on Home Improvement, and he brought his TOTAL lack of personality to the Family Feud and made me want to change the channel every time... Sad, because I LOVE the Family Feud.

So awkward to watch him stumble through an entire show. Just makes you feel embarrassed for all the contestants who had to endure his witless banter for 22 minutes an episode.

Had no business hosting Family Feud. Was never funny, and had the personality of a sack of potatoes. - Darrell

I would run this guy over with a bus. - RouletteForLife

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2 Louie Anderson

Karn was not as bad as Louie Anderson. In fact, it's not even much of a competition.

Some people up there thought Richard Karn was bad. They have not seen Louie Anderson. - unclejoe1917

Had to be worst Family Feud host. They don't even show re-runs with him as host.

Just very boring to watch

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3 Patrick Wayne

Two words: YOU WIN!

Granted, he was handed a rather poor show, but all he did was make it even worse. - evanhatfield

4 Jim Caldwell
5 Arsenio Hall

Arsenio hall used up his 15 minutes a long time ago n how he got even 15 minutes is a puzzle to me but he did set the standard for what was to come as far as ugly no talented game show hosts n so called comedians

6 Cedric the Entertainer

Terry Cruz is worse by far. By far

7 Vernon Kay

What? He's not bad. - lizard302

8 Drew Carey Drew Carey

Replacing Bob barker with of all people drew Carey was a shock to me I still don't understand it I do continue to watch the price is right but for the contestants drew Carey is a big distraction he's not attractive by any stretch of imagination he's not funny at all I can't believe they couldn't find someone better I can think of several other replacements other than drew Carey

Drew Carey stinks as Price Is Right host. He never builds up the fun or excitement in any game that is being played. He's just phony and ridiculous. It's time to find a better host that's not Drew Carey nor announcer George Grey. If only Bob Barker stayed on The Price Is Right for about 5 additional years, then everyone would've continued watching.

The Price is Right needs to get cancelled. Drew Carey is always a poor man's replacement for Bob Barker. Mike Richards the executive producer of the show is overrated and doesn't know how to fix things right. People needs to give up watching a game show that really needs to end and contestants are like brain dead zombies.

Boring laughs harder at his own stupid jokes than the audience does.

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9 John Davidson

Terry cruz is the absolute worst

10 Michael Burger

The Contenders

11 Pat Sajak

He thinks he's so funny but he makes me want to gag! He is SO controlling! Not only to Vanna but to the contestants as well. He tries to make them look stupid and he thinks he has to tell them what to do & when to do though they don't have any intelligence...when actually they are all much more intelligent than he is. I do a lot of muting when I watch this show & all because of him!

No personality. Always have silly smirk. He made Vanna look stupid by always cutting her off and also makes sarcastic remarks on every comment/answer she has. I don't know how/she she takes it.

The most boring, stupid and annoy show host. He doesn't know what word to say beside calling some alphabets and worth thing is when people disappointed because they can not solve the puzzle, then he is get up set. When are they replace him?

He makes me so sick to my stomach and I can't understand why Vanna White is with this disgusting piece of human excretement. I never watch 'Wheel Of Fortune' {Torture} of my own free will.

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12 Rolf Benirschke

Given his life story and his battle with ulcerative colitis I really sympathized with the guy but good God, as a game show host he was totally out of his element. After six cringe worthy months as Sajak''s daytime replacement he was mercifully replaced by Bob Goen. Not surprisingly, he hasn't done any television since.

13 Summer Sanders

She was never funny and was always awkwardly grabbing contestants arms and shaking them

14 Steve Harvey Steve Harvey Broderick Stephen Harvey, known professionally as Steve Harvey, is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author.

I feel badly saying negative things about anybody, but although I like Family Feud, I have a hard time when Mr. Harvey makes jokes. I don't think they are funny, and I wish he would stop doing so much of that. He seems to be trying to make the show about himself.

That being said, I am sure he is a fine person and he does a much better job than I would do.

I think he is the worst, as he is always rolling his eyes, when somebody gives an answer, like he knows everything. He is really disgusting as a host & sure wish they would find somebody else. I have stopped watching the show, as I can't stand him.

Worst Family Feud game show host EVER!

He has very poor grammar, and he ruined Family Feud

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15 Doug Davidson
16 Richard Dawson

What?! He actually says hilarious things that make people crack up! It makes the show entertaining by a long shot.

Richard Dawson was Great

He was to controling on the show, was all about him and he fought with the producers of the show. Kissing evey female on the show and marry and having a kid with one on the show. Glad he is gone the show was good but not Richard should have got rid of him after the first year.

17 Alex Trebek

A know it all, with all the answers right in front of him...

It gets old watching him day after day, year after year. Time for him to move on.

No personality. No sense of humor.

He's a jerk.

18 Pat Finn

This whole show is terrible and Pat Finn is so uncomfortable it's hard to watch him. GSN please remove this show you have on during the afternoon so many times for a good game show...

19 Andrew O'Keefe


Can't stand his fake laughs

20 Lynn Swann Lynn Swann

Put me to sleep when he was on To Tell the Truth. That's how bad he was. - Darrell

21 Bert Newton

old man... pathetic host...

22 Davina McCall
23 Wayne Brady

2nd worst. 2nd only to drew carrie

Lifeless and dull. Looks like he just wants to be anywhere but there. Let’s make a deal would be better with anybody else as the host. Just awful. The worst.

24 John O'Hurley

He should be number one he just made it seem like he was bored didn't like being there

I Wish That John Or Richard Karen's Were Host Of The Game Show Family Feud

25 Howie Mandel Howie Mandel
26 Billy Bush
27 Ben Gleib

The most annoying person I've ever seen

Host of Idiotest. I fast forward through the banter between him and the contestants. Such a condescending sarcastic prick!

Just the worst pos on the air

28 Fergie Olver

He's a pedophile. I mean have you seen this guy? Ridiculous.

29 Sherri Shepherd
30 Chris McLean

He tortures people on Total Drama when they are Eliminated

He is more annoying than Caillou

31 Dylan Lane

He's absolutely horrible! SO BORING! Not one ounce of personality. I can barely watch the show!

He ruined Chain Reaction back in 2006. If you want to see why, watch Game Show Garbage's Inductions on him. Mike Catherwood did a way better job on Chain Reaction.

32 Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author and actor. He was the host of both the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game, for which he has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson on History.
33 Regis Philbin

Meredith was horrible. Regis is one of the best game show hosts of all time. Same thing with Anne Robinson. She was a good host too, very funny, etc.

Really shouldn't be on the worst list.

34 Anne Robinson

Well, the snark shtick DID get old

35 Bob Barker Bob Barker

He was amazing...

36 Tom Kennedy
37 Justin Willman

He hosted win lose or draw on Disney Channel and he was awful

38 Meredith Vieira
39 Jon Bauman

Could not match Gene Rayburn in the HS portion of the show.

40 Kirk Fogg
41 Mark McGrath
42 Pat Bullard
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List Stats

300 votes
42 listings
11 years, 138 days old

Top Remixes

1. Steve Harvey
2. Arsenio Hall
3. Cedric the Entertainer
1. Louie Anderson
2. Richard Karn
3. Patrick Wayne


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