I’m not sure if many of you watch G4TV’s Attack of the Show. Sure, it can be hit or miss sometimes but I still dig it. And the main reason has been for host Kevin Pereira. His last AOTS is tonight (7pm EST) as he is moving on to other endeavors. He’s started a company that is producing TV and doing live nerd type shows like his recent "leetUP".
Kevin is really talented and keeps AOTS going and has since it’s inception. He was part of G4 when they bought out my beloved TechTV back in the day and took over their flagship show, The Screensavers which turned into AOTS. It found its’ feet eventually as a pop culture show with emphasis on nerdy and geeky things. Over the years, many a co-host and correspondent has come and gone. But not Kevin. I have had Kevin on my podcast, COMIC NEWS INSIDER, several times and he was always gracious and accommodating. I once said to him years ago, “I don’t know why you haven’t been scooped up by someone to do another show or more stuff in TV/film”. Fast on his feet and funny as always, he replied, “You and my agent both”.
He’s one of those guys that other guys want to hang out with and have a beer. And all the beautiful girls that G4 throws at us have always had trouble keeping up with him but thankfully he’s good enough to keep AOTS running smooth. Not taking away from the many talented people that work there, of course. He’s just that good. I know people are mixed on former host Olivia Munn and even current one Candace Bailey. I like them both in different ways on the show. And no disrespect to either, but Kevin was the pulse of the show. And again, no disrespect to any that work on it currently, but I’m not sure how well the show will go on without him. Perhaps they’ll turn it into something else entirely. G4TV does seem to be on the verge of another one of those changes lately. Let’s hope it keeps a similar vibe to AOTS.
Thanks, Kevin. For keeping us in the loop, taking us around the net and proving that nerds can be cool. You’ll be missed sir. I always enjoyed our post-SDCC recaps we did at the G4 studios. Good luck with your new projects and I’m sure they’ll rock. Hopefully, I can get him back on CNI to discuss some of them and let us know where to find him from now on.
Tune in tonight at 7PM EST for your last dose of KP goodness. Rock on, good sir.
My first interview w/ him at SDCC 2008
With co-host Candace Bailey after a live recording of AOTS last year at the G4 studios in LA.