variety show


Definition of variety show

: a theatrical entertainment of successive separate performances (as of songs, dances, skits, and acrobatic feats)

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Chris Miller and Chris Green host the wild variety show at the Rialto Theatre at 1000 Kenmore Blvd., Akron. Saturday, May 19 8 p.m.-1 a.m., "10 things to do in Akron and Summit County the week of May 14-20," 14 May 2018 On Thursday morning, Kate Hudson was the guest host for Ellen DeGeneres' namesake day-time talk-variety show, and interviewed none other than her hilarious mother, Goldie Hawn. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Goldie Hawn Explains How She Got 'Right in There’ When Daughter Kate Hudson Gave Birth to Her Daughter," 17 Jan. 2019 But by far the best moment of the night came post-performance, when Harry and Meghan met participants of the variety show. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Had the Best Reaction to Prince Harry Kissing an Elephant Puppet," 19 Nov. 2018 But the centerpiece of the gala was the spectacular variety show hosted by comedian Kate Berlant with a musical performance by Moses Sumney and Kelsey Lu. Julia Russo, Vogue, "An Evening of Art and Activism: Sexy Beast Hosts a Benefit for Planned Parenthood," 23 Oct. 2018 Valentine kept his dogs in the variety show, but Gideon became the main attraction. Chicago Tribune,, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018 The narrator’s nameless husband spends his evenings watching variety shows or, for a change of pace, playing a handheld video game. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Union of Death and Desire," 22 Nov. 2018 An imaginative blend of Rhone and Bordeaux varieties shows creativity and grace from a winery near downtown Boise. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 That hourlong variety show aired from 1952 until 1957. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "Jackie Gleason 'embraced' lasting success on 'The Honeymooners,' never regretted playing Ralph Kramden," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of variety show

1882, in the meaning defined above

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