Out of the countless reasons you should check out Lifestyle Network’s newest talk show On Your Marc!, the biggest reason has got to be the show’s host, Marc Anthony Nicolas.
With his addictive personality and contagious laugh, it is clear that Marc is quite a natural. This may be why many are surprised to discover that this is Marc’s first time actually being in front of the camera. Prior to On Your Marc!, he was a production assistant for a reality series called Starting Over, a casting director for MTV, a booking producer for The Tyra Banks Show, and a three-time Emmy nominated producer for The Talk on CBS.
And even with this impressive list of achievements, he admits that he was once headed towards a different path completely. “I grew up in a Filipino family and, of course, we always want to please [our parents], and my mom and dad wanted me to become a pharmacist,” Marc explains. “So I became a pharmacy assistant, and I while loved helping people and making them smile, I would get home, watch shows and dream of being a TV producer. I would always wait for the end credits, and I always dreamed of my name being there.”
Marc decided to chase his dreams, and with a little luck, some good networking and a natural ability to charm, he eventually got his wish to be TV producer. Seems like a happily ever after, right? Well, not just yet. Marc is clearly someone who enjoys a challenge, so even after achieving the goal of becoming a TV producer, he kept going.
Flash forward to present day and now Marc has stepped out from behind the cameras to host his very own show. On Your Marc! is the first Filipino American talk show that features Hollywood celebrities in a fun, quirky, never-before-seen way.
Marc with Sharon Osbourne
“As soon as I found out Lifestyle Network wanted content for their network, I immediately wanted them to look at my pitch for On Your Marc!. I prayed every night and when I found out that they actually wanted the show, I was jumping up and down and I was so excited,” Marc laughs. “I’m part of a network that I’m proud of.”
During the show, celebrity guests participate in quirky, fun games such as the “Question Marc Wheel,” “X Marcs The Spot” and “Book Marc.” Yes, you are seeing a common thread there. Additionally, on every episode he teaches his guest a little Tagalog, the official Philippine language.
“This may be the only Filipino talk show that [the celebrity guest] will ever attend and it is my job as the host and executive producer to set a prime example for the Filipino community. After all, when I grasp my dreams, it is not only for myself, it is also for my community.”
Marc with Olivia Newton John
Marc with Vanessa Lachey
Check out what all the fuss is about! On Your Marc! airs every Sunday at 9:30 pm on the Lifestyle Network.
HERE’S AN EVEN CLOSER LOOK AT MARC ANTHONY NICOLAS!
What is your go-to karaoke song?
-”All by myself” by Celine Dion or “Hold On (for one more day)” by Wilson Phillips.
Favorite celeb of all time?
-Has to be my friend Sharon Osbourne. She has helped me so much in the industry and helped promote On Your Marc! by being the first celebrity guest and I just love her so much.
Most embarrassing moment on your show?
-My most embarrassing moment on the show was when Sharon Osbourne was doing my makeup and asked me “You don’t want to look like Keith Richards?” I honestly did not know who he was. The only Richards I know is Denise Richards.
Favorite part of your day?
My favorite part of the day is when viewers watch On Your Marc! and message me on Facebook or twitter and tell me that I’m an inspiration to the Asian community.
-I can give Betty Crocker a run for her money. Best cupcakes in town.
Habit you need to break?
-I drink way too much iced coffee.
-Pepperoni and sausage pizza!!!
Your guilty pleasure?
Your pet peeve?
-When people wear pajamas outdoors.
Your job in another life?
What’s cool about being Asian?
Our warm personality.
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