We’re all used to reality TV shows where music, dancing, and magic are the attractions. We love them for the thrill and excitement they offer. Then “Go-Big Show” hits TV screens with a B-A-N-G!
Not many could have predicted that an extreme talent show that showcases outrageous stunts and daring acts would become the third most-watched cable comedy show, with over 34 million viewers in the first season.
Now, a lot of people are hooked on stunts featuring monster trucks, archery, alligators, and other amazing acts. It’s all wedged between some interesting behind-the-scenes stories from contestants. Welcome to “Go-Big Show.”
In this article, learn about all of the interesting details related to “Go-Big Show.” We include the low-down on its characters and judges, where to watch episodes, and more.
Where Can You Watch “Go-Big Show”?
Season one of “Go-Big Show” is currently available to watch on-demand on HBO Max, with plans starting at $9.99 a month. The second season of the show airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on TBS. The show is also available to watch via multiple streaming services.
With a subscription starting at $69.99 a month, you can watch “Go-Big Show” on TBS via DIRECTV Stream. Sling TV is another way to watch “Go-Big Show” on TBS. TBS is available through Sling TV’S Orange and Blue packages, with both priced at $35 a month with a three-day free trial to boot. Sling TV is available on a variety of platforms, including Windows and Mac computers, Android and iOS devices, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, Nexus Player, and more.
“Go-Big Show” is also available on TBS via Hulu’s live TV plan. Hulu + Live TV is equally supported by several TVs, mobiles devices, and browsers — meaning you can watch TBS on your phone, laptop, tablet, gaming console, and more.
What Is “Go-Big Show” About?
Imagine a talent competition where the talents on display include circus and stunt performers, magicians (not card tricksters), and acts like taming alligators — that’s “Go-Big Show” in a nutshell.
“Go-Big Show” is an extreme variety/talent competition that showcases radical feats to get the blood rushing. The whole idea of the show is for contestants to “go big” and outdo each other with their performances in the hunt for a $100,000 grand prize. Acts on the show include horse riding, freestyle BMX, one-armed archery, slingshotting, and rope artistry. The show is filmed in the Macon Coliseum in Macon, Georgia.
Who Are the Judges of “Go-Big Show”?
“Go-Big Show” is hosted by Bert Kreischer and features a diverse array of judges who complement the whole idea of the show, which is to go big with the talents and acts featured. Let’s take a look:
One of the four celebrity judges, Snoop Dogg is a 17-time Grammy Awards nominee. Having hosted the TBS show “The Joker’s Wild,” the rapper is no stranger to TV. He has also appeared in movies like “The Beach Bum” and “The Addams Family.” However, Snoop Dogg exited the show after one season due to scheduling conflicts.
The actress/producer is well-known for her role in the TV series “Jane the Virgin” and for playing the voice of the DC character Wonder Woman in several movies. Dawson also endorsed her boyfriend Cory Booker for president in 2019, although the campaign was short-lived.
Nettles is the lead singer of the duo Sugarland and is a three-time Grammy Awards winner. She’s also an accomplished actress, making her acting debut in the NBC 2015 television movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.” She has also appeared in the HBO series “The Righteous Gemstones.”
As a professional wrestler, Rhodes is best known as “The American Nightmare.” He comes from a family of wrestlers; his father, Dusty Rhodes, is a former wrestler and his brother, Dustin Runnels, is also in the sport. When he’s not judging contestants for “Go-Big Show,” Cody is an in-ring talent for All Elite Wrestling (AEW). He also serves as the executive vice president.
Grammy-winning rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer T-Pain joined the judges’ panel for season two of the show to replace Snoop Dogg. With six Grammy Awards to his name, T-Pain also has a burgeoning filmography record, appearing in “Lottery Ticket,” “Furious 7,” and “Tom & Jerry.”
Some of the Most Notable Season 1 “Go-Big Show” Acts
Season one of the Go-Big Show featured acts that pushed the boundaries of danger and excitement.
- Episode 2 “You Can’t Unsee This”: Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham’s extreme wheelchair motocross act could not get him past the qualifiers in “Go-Big Show,” but his only appearance certainly wowed the judges.
- Episode 3 “And You Thought That Was Risky?”: Crossbow artist Ben Blaque stole the show in this episode when he took a risky crossbow shot with one hand and with a blindfold on!
- Episode 4 “Danger, Danger Everywhere”: A highlight of this episode was watching slackline artist Ben Schneider break the world record for most flips on a slackline in 60 seconds — with judges shooting balls at him the whole time.
- Episode 5 “Go Out With a Bang”: Another contestant and winner of the fourth season of “Top Shot,” Chris Cheng’s act was a welcome prelude to his attempt to make music with his sharpshooting in the semi-finals.
- Episode 6 “The Last Chance”: In this episode, monster truck driver Kevin King paid tribute to emergency service workers in the most unique way imaginable: He drove his truck in the air over a fire truck, a police car, and an ambulance.
- Episode 9 “The Show Is on Fire”: Sideshow performer Andrew Stanton, who was also a contestant in season five of “America’s Got Talent” reached the finals of “Go-Big Show.” His act in the season finale “A Very Go-Big Final” saw him pull a car with his face! Mongolian strongman Tulga literally brought the fire in a performance where he held a flaming 100-pound log with his teeth.
There are also notable mentions for foot archery performer Orissa Kelly (semi-finals), sideshow star Krystal Kurio (semi-finals), and circus performer Grace Good. Grace delighted judges with her fire hula-hoop twirl routine. Sadly, she could not get past episode one, “Welcome to the Go-Big Show.”
Who Won Season 1 of “Go-Big Show”?
Tomas Garcilazo won season one of “Go-Big Show.” Garcilazo came into the competition as a world-renowned rope artist and horseman. He defeated three finalists and one wild-card contestant in the finale of the competition. Throughout the show, he performed stunts in varying degrees of extremism. He highlighted his talent in trick roping and traditional Mexican charro horsemanship.
In episode eight, “Go Big, Fly High,” Garcilazo performed alone in the first round of the show. He performed with his wife, Justine, in round two. The Garcilazos and their 6-year-old son, Louis, performed in the third act. The performance in the finale with his son, Louis, melted the hearts of the judges who got to see father and son in complete sync.
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Some of the Most Notable Season 2 “Go-Big Show” Acts
Season two of “Go-Big Show” featured 36 different acts. Many will be recognizable from other talent shows, particularly “AGT.” In fact, the list of acts in season two of “Go-Big Show” reads like an AGT alumni record.
- Episode 1 “We’re Back, Bigger Than Ever”: Strongman JD Anderson, who reached the quarterfinals of “America’s Got Talent” season nine, showed the judges his monstrous strength by tearing a license plate with his teeth and a bit of help from his fingers. In the same episode, Professor Splash did an unbelievable 40-foot jump into the water while on fire! He also holds the Guinness World Record for highest shallow water dive.
- Episode 2 “No Pain, No Gain”: Stunt wrestler Leroy Patterson endured the pain when he crashed through a table surface filled with 10,000 brass thumbtacks (though he was voted out by the judges right after).
- Episode 5 “This Is Definitely Not Child’s Play”: Acrobatic fire dancer Anthony Nevarez exited the show with a performance that ended with him blowing a giant fireball after his dance. At its best, this show is on fire!
Who Won Season 2 of “Go-Big Show”?
Season two of “Go-Big Show” premiered on Jan. 6, 2022, and is still ongoing (so there’s no winner just yet). For now, we’re just enjoying the daring, death-defying acts on display every week.
Will There Be a Season 3 of “Go-Big Show”?
Despite only being in its second season, “Go-Big Show” is already one of the most exciting shows on TV. Many fans would surely love to see it return for another season. So far, there has been no official information on a third season of the show. However, it’s anticipated that a return will be planned for early 2023.
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