For the past 5 years, Cory Anotado, Bob Hagh and Christian Carrion have presented the 24-Hour Game Show Marathon, featuring 24 different game show formats in a daylong continuous charity broadcast. The 24-Hour Game Show Marathon live stream has been available for viewing at GameShowMarathon.com, where viewers were able to tweet and chat with the in-studio guests in real time. Throughout the show, donations will be accepted on behalf of Child’s Play, in an effort to reach a donation goal of $2,500.
The marathon schedule will consist of one game each hour, for 24 hours. Games that have been played during the show have included well-known American formats like Password, Family Feud and The $100,000 Pyramid, as well as classic British quiz shows such as Countdown, Bob’s Full House and Pointless. Every show in the broadcast will feature Cory, Bob and Christian as a host, contestant or panelist. In addition, game material (questions, puzzles, etc.), music, game equipment, and graphics for each of the 24 games in the marathon will be gathered by Cory, Bob and Christian in the months leading up to the show.
In May of 2014, the Third Annual 24-Hour Game Show Marathon was a record-breaking success, having raised over $2,500 for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In June of 2015, we smashed our records by raising over $5,000 for Child’s Play. The first annual Marathon holds the record for the most listened to broadcast in the 50-year history of WSIN, the official radio station of Southern Connecticut State University. The 24-Hour Game Show Marathon is also the longest continuous broadcast in the history of Connecticut radio.
Graphic designer, blogger, champion game player, quizmaster…Cory Anotado is a true jack-of-all-trades. A native of Philadelphia, Cory works as an interactive production developer/designer at GKV Communications. His handiwork has been featured on marketing materials for PANDORA Jewelry, Cape Cod Potato Chips, and the Maryland Lottery, just to name a few. Game show fans the world over may recognize Cory as the creator of dozens of addictive game show-based online games that have garnered millions of hits. Still more people know him as one of the lucky few to have beaten The Beast on GSN’s hit quiz show The Chase, taking home $60,000 in the process—and becoming one of the biggest winners in the cable network’s history. He’s also appeared on Wheel of Fortune, Jep!, Wowowee, and the online game show podcast PinPoint. When he’s not at his desk or on television, Cory can be found at HomeSlyce Pizza Bar in Baltimore, Maryland, where he hosts the Game Show Gauntlet, the most popular pub quiz in the area. Cory lives in Baltimore with his wife, Liz.
In just a few years, Christian Carrion has been able to use his lifelong passion for game shows and television broadcasting to obtain experiences he’d previously only dreamed of. The journey started at age 18, when Christian was a contestant on The Price Is Right with Bob Barker. Following that were appearances on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire with Meredith Vieira, Hip Hop Squares on MTV2, GSN’s hit quiz show The Chase, NBC’s landmark Million Second Quiz, and the syndicated Let’s Ask America. In total, Christian has appeared on seven major networks and won a total of $17,203 in cash and prizes. An aspiring television host, he’s hosted several game, news and talk programs at WSIN 1590 AM in New Haven, CT, where he also served as general manager and news director. Off camera, he worked as the head writer for a game show pilot produced in New York for VH1 in October of 2013. Christian currently works as a hotelier, but will gladly host your show—and host it well—if given the chance. He’s 25 years old, and he lives in Leola, PA with his girlfriend, Catherine.
Bob Hagh is a blogger, online content creator, podcast host, and game show fanatic from in Shelton, CT. Bob holds a Master’s degree in Interactive Media and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, with a minor in journalism. When he’s not hosting popular podcast game shows like PinPoint, Bob can be found offering up the hottest news in the game show world as a contributing writer on BuzzerBlog, one of the most popular television-related blogs on the Internet. He’s no stranger to the game show world either—while studying at Southern Connecticut State University, Bob was a contestant on the GSN word game “Chain Reaction,” as well as on the syndicated “Trivial Pursuit: America Plays.” In 2013, Bob appeared as a contestant on NBC’s Million Second Quiz. In addition, Bob has helped create several game show formats that have attracted the interest of television superpowers like “Deal Or No Deal” host Howie Mandel and “The Price Is Right” executive producer Mike Richards. Bob is 29 years old and lives in Cary, North Carolina.