G4TV.com announced a short while ago that Kevin Pereira, host of Attack of the Show on G4, will be leaving AOTS after the channels Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) coverage. Below is what Stephen Johnson wrote up on G4TV.com:
After more than a decade on the air, host Kevin Pereira is leaving Attack of the Show. Attack will celebrate Pereira’s contribution to G4 with a month-long look back at his most memorable comedy sketches, interviews, and hilarious off-the-cuff moments from the show. The Pereira-palooza will culminate on May 31, his final day on AOTS, before Pereira delivers his final live, on-location coverage for the gaming world’s biggest event, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), from June 4-7. In other words: Kevin’s going out large.
“For the last ten years, G4 has provided me a phenomenal career filled with countless once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and the chance to work with some of the most driven, talented and passionate people in the business,” said Pereira. “I want to thank our viewers for allowing me to inform and entertain them each and every week.”
My thinking is that this was bound to happen soon, if for no other reason than to allow Pereira to work more on leetUP. leetUP is, to quote Kevin Pereira, “…[a] live touring nerd-carnival…” My wife and I drove out to the first-ever leetUP in Los Angeles this past March, and aside for some security snafus it was an amazing evening. The most recent plans for leetUP have seemed to be, as Pereira stated, to take it on tour. As a full-time host of AOTS, Pereira likely wouldn’t have the time for such an endeavor.
We here at Constantly Calibrating are huge fans of both Attack of the Show and X-Play, so it’s sad to see another of the classic, if not the greatest, G4 “superheroes” leave. Adam Sessler recently departed G4 in a subdued, but public, manner which was nearly heartbreaking for us here. To see the other major G4 host leave, is upsetting, but maybe it’s time. Kevin Pereira has done some great work with G4, which we will be watching over the next month, but there comes a time for everyone to move on, and maybe this is it for him.
We wish Kevin Pereira the best of luck in the future, and will be
stalking following him and his career for some time to come.
Now, if anyone from G4 is reading this (ha!), then be sure to know that here at Constantly Calibrating we have two plucky (plucky?!) young co-hosts who would be happy to look into filling the void Kevin Pereira leaves. Either one of us are fully capable, in theory, of taking on such a gig. Let us know! We’ll be patiently waiting by something for your contract to be delivered!