Being on TV is super nerve-wracking. I haven’t exactly been on TV, per se, but I once sat in the audience for the reunion show of MTV’s Paris Hilton’s My New BFF (LA was a weird year), so I feel like I’m more than qualified to speak on this topic. The producers yelling, the hot lights, the cold stare of Paris Hilton, it’s enough to make even the most confident person feel a little weak in the knees.
I think the funniest part to me is when people continue trying to talk through the pass out, as if they can just fight through it. “If I just stay the course, nobody will notice that my eyes have rolled to the back of my head and I just knocked down the entire set behind me.” That’s professionalism.
I think my favorite clip might be the last one, where the guy warns Glenn Beck that the pass out is coming on, and there’s nothing that can be done to stop it. He says it so matter-of-factly, and then promptly follows through on his warning. I feel like if Glenn Beck was smart, he would’ve immediately hired that guy to be his sidekick. Who wouldn’t love a show where the sidekick passes out once a show without warning? It would’ve made Beck’s show bearable. I would watch the shit out of that.