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A variety show consists of a variety of acts especially musical performances and sketch comedy. Also known as a Revue, a variety show is normally introduced by a master of ceremonies or host. Other types of acts include magic, animal and circus acts, acrobatics, juggling and ventriloquism. The variety format made its way from Victorian era stage, music hall and vaudeville to radio and then television. Variety shows were a staple of television from its early days into the 1980s.
From Music Hall in Britain and Vaudeville in the USA, the variety show has a long and proud history. Stars of the day came together to showcase their musical, acting and comic talents and up-and-coming young artists of all kinds had their first chance to perform in front of an audience. Think variety is dead? A whole new generation of television talent shows suggest it's alive and kicking!