Wayne Brady has no desire for his hosting assignment on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ to go on for years.
‘To be honest,’ says Wayne — who also emceed the game show ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics!’ but earlier turned down the chance to host ‘The Price is Right’ and ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5thGrader?’ — ‘I have no desire to turn into the king of game shows. I consider myself an actor foremost, and a writer and singer, and I still tour and do Broadway shows.’
‘Let’s Make a Deal,’ he says, has proven to be more of a strain than he imagined it would be, but then, he says, ‘Everything always turns out to be harder then I expect it to be. Whenever I tell myself, ‘Oh, I can do this in my sleep,’ it turns out to be more difficult than I imagined.’
Wayne can see a sitcom in his future, ‘But only if it’s funny — and most of that genre aren’t funny nowadays. The standouts are ‘Modern Family,’ ‘ 30 Rock,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ Besides that, forget it.’