‘Danger!’ Champion could be planting seeds to host a game show himself
Danger! champion Matt Amodio is already adjusting to his post-Jeopardy! life, but it might not be the last time we see it. Amodio, who won an incredible 38 games to start the 2021-2022 season and pocketed over $ 1 million, has an upcoming gig that could see him become the next Ken Jennings. This week, Amodio will be hosting a charity game for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he revealed in a new essay for News week.
Game theory host Matthew “MatPat” Patrick invited the Yale doctoral student to join the Game Theory Challenge $ 1,000,000 for St. Jude on November 30. The two went to the same high school in Medina, Ohio, Amodio wrote. He will animate, animate and read questions for a trivia game. “It’s a surreal experience because I see that there are people at the event who are really famous and have millions of followers on social media, and then there’s me, Matt,” a writes Amodio. “But it feels good to imagine my name is on this list.”
Amodio did not mention wanting to host Danger! himself, but he wrote how much he respects Jennings. In fact, he said his biggest regret was losing before Jennings’ final hosting round began. “I remain hopeful that, whether on the Danger! stage or elsewhere, at some point our paths will cross. And the harder this path, the more winds and turns, the milder the end point will be, ”Amodio wrote for Newsweek. “Even though I sometimes feared that my excessive fandom would send the wrong message!”
It is likely that we will see Amodio again on Jeopardy! before the end of the season in any case, since we could ask him to come back for the Tournament of Champions. Amodio admitted he would be nervous about the tournament as it will be filmed months after its competition. He’s also looking forward to playing Jonathan Fisher, the Florida actor who beat him in an October episode. “I visualized beating Jonathan in a number of ways, including a replay of the game I lost and a future game in Tournament of Champions. I’m sorry Jonathan,” Amodio wrote.
Amodio finished his impressive Danger! raced in October with over $ 1.5 million in earnings. At the time, the old The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik was the host. The Amodio Championship run also included animated episodes by disgraced former executive producer Mike Richards. Richards hosted the first five episodes of the season, as they were filmed just before Richards stepped down as permanent host on August 20 and days before Sony fired him as executive producer.
In September Washington post interview, Amodio said he’s not worried about the behind-the-scenes drama stealing the show from his record. “I’m an introverted person; I’ve never felt even moderate attention, let alone so much attention,” Amodio said at the time. “I’m actually quite surprised that I enjoyed this.”
Danger! now has another longtime champion, Amy schneider, which Amodio supports on Twitter. “She’s so smart and fun to watch. I am in awe. And our connection to Ohio is good to have. I really feel understanding for a person if they share my roots in Ohio,” Amodio wrote. “I really want her to succeed, until we are together in a Tournament of Champions match!”