Season 8 of the Halloween Baking Championship will be hosted by comedian John Henson. The program launches on Food Network on Monday, September 12 at 9/8c. 12 bakers will battle in the forthcoming season to survive their dramatic stay at Hotel Henson and earn $25,000. The show’s synopsis is as follows:
“The season begins with presenter John Henson bringing the participants to Camp Devil’s Food Lake, where only their baking abilities will help them survive.”
John Henson, the presenter of the Halloween Baking Championship, began his career as a comedian when he was 20 years old.
John Henson, the host of Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship, is a comedian. He has worked in the entertainment sector for almost 20 years as an actor, presenter, producer, and writer. Henson, who was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1967, studied acting in New York City at Boston University, Circle in the Square, Playwrights Horizons, and Three of Us Studios. At the age of eight, the television personality began acting and also tried his hand at singing and dancing. He was nicknamed Skunk Boy and Johnny Boy because of the white birthmark on the right side of his head.
He started doing improvisational comedy while attending Boston University. He dropped out of university at the age of 20 to pursue a career as a full-time stand-up comedian. He started traveling the nation before becoming known to audiences and critics as the host, writer, and co-executive producer of E! Entertainment’s Talk Soup. According to his official profile on the Network, John developed a cult following and received three Emmy Award nominations.
Henson began directing films in the mid to late 1990s. He has also co-hosted and produced The John Henson Project on Spike TV, Wipeout on ABC, and Watch This on TV Guide Network. He has also appeared in FX’s Anger Management and NBC’s My Name Is Earl, as well as hosting the truTV series Funniest Commercials. He has also appeared as a guest presenter on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
The actor has appeared in many plays, including Conduct Unbecoming, Heinous Crimes and Other Delights, The Greenhouse Effect, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Remote Evolution. In October 2016, Henson appeared as a celebrity guest on Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity. He reached the semi-finals and received a contribution to a children’s organization that he and his wife, Jill, support. Henson now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, a boy and a daughter. Henson’s mother died after a protracted illness five weeks before his marriage to Jill.
Concerning the Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship
The Halloween Baking Championship will premiere on Monday, with the bakers “creating murderous cakes, frightening cupcakes, and more to display their abilities in competitions that pay tribute to classic horror flicks.” Carla Hall, Stephanie Boswell, and Zac Young, the judges, will “decide whose devilishly delectable sweets receive $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion!” The 12 bakers who will spend eight weeks in the haunted hotel competing in various baking competitions are:
- Marcus Brackett of Rockville, Maryland
- Jill Davis — Owosso, Michigan
- Atlanta’s AJ DeDiego
- Kristi Descher — Valencia, California
- San Antonio’s Justin Dominguez
- Lola Forbes, Mesa, Arizona
- Margarita Garcia lives in Miami.
- Brooklyn’s Alexey Ivanov
- Mercer, Zac — Denver
- Lauren Rogers — Olympia, Washington
- Richardson, TX resident Maricsa Trejo
- Blayre Wright — Lancaster, Pennsylvania
The show’s winner will earn a tour to the ten most haunted hotels in America. Henson will host season 8 of the Halloween Baking Championship on Food Network on Monday. The program is also available on Disney+.