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Marc Summers

Host of executive producer of Double Dare

Marc Summers

Marc Summers came out of the womb knowing exactly he wanted to do ... be on TV! Born and raised in Indianapolis, at age 12 he was a regular performer on a children's show.  His next stop was as a weekend disc jockey at WBMP-FM in Elwood, Indiana. After attending college in Boston where he studied broadcast management, he moved to Los Angeles and instantaneously became a regular performer at the world-famous Magic Castle. Soon after he became a regular performer at The Comedy Store, then a warm-up announcer for numerous programs such as Star Search, Webster, Alice, SOAP and What's Happening Now. In 1986, after auditioning against 2,000 people, he landed the job as host of the program that put Nickelodeon on the map, Double Dare. He hosted Unwrapped on Food Network and was executive producer for both Dinner Impossible and Restaurant Impossible.

Scheduled Appearances

Arts & Culture

KCTS 9 presents "Your Last Meal" live podcast taping: "Double Dare" host Marc Summers!

Crosscut Festival 2023
Fri May 5, 2023 | 6:00pm

A live taping of Your Last Meal, the James Beard Award finalist for Best Podcast and the #1 food podcast on Apple. Host Rachel Belle will ask Marc Summers, known as the host of game show Double Dare, what he would choose for his last meal, then digs into the dish's history, culture and science. Join us for a night of food and catered treats! Reception begins at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.


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Marc Summers
Featuring: Rachel Belle, Marc Summers

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The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

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Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.