Talk shows have been a staple of show business since the earliest days of radio and television. It’s a genre in itself and is structured around a spontaneous conversation between the host and the guest they have invited. The discussion can be a simple interview or a focused discussion on important matters concerning society, politics, and even religion. Over the years, the format of talk shows has shifted to accommodate the change in the world of show business. A lot of new talk shows are popping up every few years, but only some follow the trajectory to success.
One such talk show, taking the entertainment industry by storm, is called Dead Talk Live. Created and hosted by John Vizaniaris, the TV talk show started out focusing on the horror genre of feature films and television shows, but in the last two years it has started to branch out and invite celebrities from other movie and television show genres as well.
With little to no experience in the entertainment industry, John began the show as a passion project. He had no idea just how popular the talk show would become in a little time. In just 3 years, Dead Talk Live has managed to air over 300 episodes with a following of more than 600K on various social media platforms.
What makes Dead Talk Live different from all those other talk shows? Well, it’s a distinct approach to the show from other talk show hosts.
With a natural flair for conversation, John has a way of steering the interviews to interesting and new heights. He makes sure to ask insightful and perceptive questions pertaining to whatever character the actor is playing. He asks about their character development, their emotional journey, how they connect with the character, and other intriguing questions that make the show a worthwhile experience for the viewers.
If the guest is a producer or creator, John is sure to ask them about the journey that led them to champion whichever film or show they are working on, how their experience has been with the cast and crew, and what other endeavors they have lined up for the future.
John asks the questions that any fan would ask if they had a chance to meet these celebrities. Being a fan of Film & TV, drawing on his passion, he allows himself to get carried away with his questioning, which has led to his show becoming a success over eight different social media platforms.
The audience adoring the show is one thing, but guests themselves have said amazing things about Dead Talk Live. Connie Lamothe, Producer, Director, Actress, and Acting Coach, has said: “John Vizaniaris (aka Viz) is one clever guy! Just breaking into social media’s live talk show business last year, John has proven he’s got what it takes to be a TOP talk show host on any subject centered around horror films and episodic, etc.”