Appearing as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” is the highlight of many people’s lives. However, for some very lucky individuals these days, they are getting to return to the popular game show as its host.
You can count NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers on this list. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper also makes the cut. Both Rodgers and Cooper competed on the show and later returned to serve as its guest host following the November 2020 passing of Alex Trebek.
As fans will know all too well, the popular quiz show has had several guest hosts take its reins since that time. In addition to Rodgers and Cooper, other guest hosts have included Ken Jennings, Mike Richards, Katie Couric, and Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Former “Jeopardy!” champ Buzzy Cohen is making news these days. He is getting the show’s fans hyped up for an upcoming special event via his social media account. And, he is personally very, very excited to be back on the show.
On Wednesday (May 12), Cohen took to Instagram to share his feeling about his upcoming stint as the guest host on a special “Jeopardy!’ event.
“If I am smiling crazy big it’s because I am crazy overjoyed to be a guest host of my favorite show of all time!” Buzzy Cohen shared on social media on May 12.
Who can blame him? Getting to serve as the host of “Jeopardy!” is one gig that so many people want!
Buzzy Cohen Tasked with Hosting Upcoming “Jeopardy!’ Tournament of Champions
While a few others have had the prestigious opportunity to serve as the guest host of “Jeopardy!” in recent months, it is Buzzy Cohen who is getting the chance to host a very special event on the show.
That special event is a “Tournament of Champions.” And, according to previous reports, Buzzy Cohen’s tenure as the popular quiz show’s guest host will begin on Monday, May 17. That is the date that the show’s competitive “Tournament of Champions” will air its first episode. The tournament is scheduled to continue until May 28.
Fifteen former “Jeopardy!” champions will take part in this special event. The prize money they will be fighting for is $250,000. With so much on the line, this is a tournament that is not to be missed.
In case you need a reminder of who Buzzy Cohen is, here are a few details. He first appeared on “Jeopardy!” in 2016. And, his full name is Austin David Cohen. His “real” job is that of a music executive. He works in that field in Los Angeles, California.