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British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc

act as a master of ceremonies

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The two variety shows will be compered by comic acts The Splott Brothers in Broadgate and Stickleback Plasticus at Shelton Square.
David, who compered a BBC Children in Need concert at the Town Hall on November 3 and Colne Valley Male Voice Choirs in Gilbert and Sullivan's March of the Peers played the soprano cornet in Slaithwaite Brass Band before his playing career was brought to an end in the late 1980s because of business interests.
The ex-glam rock Slade frontman, who comes from Walsall, compered a sell-out concert at Birmingham Town Hall which also included entertainment from the Birmingham Philharmonic Concert Band accompanied by St Peter's Collegiate Church Choir, St Mary's Church Choir, members of Birmingham City Choir and the Azaad Dhol Group, which performed a mix of traditional carols and a fusion of culture.
The evening was compered by BBC's Dave Monks topping off a sell out success and offering something a little different to Liverpool's gig goers.
Mark Edwardson compered the evening to a very excited audience, who all enjoyed a quite brilliant performance.
Former Star Gladstone Small, compered the evening which included a fundraising auction and entertainment from 1970s Band Showaddy waddy, and a disco.
Radio presenter Lynn Bowles compered the fifth A Question of Women evening, which also had entertainment from tenor Niall Allen.
In recent months, James has made four critically acclaimed short films for Northern Film & Media, featured in Channel 4's 4Laughs 'top ten' of 2007, had his short film Moonshot UK - shot on Saltburn beach - shown at film festivals in London, Bristol and Toronto, compered the first sell-out Saltburn Comedy Festival of Edinburgh previews last year and played the Edinburgh Festival for the first time.
Saturday night's show, compered by American Max Maven, has Romany, Peter Loughran, Pete Firman and Marc Oberon lined up.
Gary: "When I compered a show one of the acts was blind and dressed up as a sexy Santa in fishnets and heels, and I had to lead him on to the stage
Stars will include the Corrs, OTT and Frances Black and the event will be compered by RTE's Derek Davis.
Williams, who compered the monthly night from 2004 to 2006, returns having had his 2006 show 24-Hour Latte People featured in the Manchester Comedy Festival and regular slots at Jongleurs, The Comedy Store and the Edinburgh Fringe.
ON Spring Bank Holiday Monday my son and I enjoyed a wonderful night of entertainment at the Empire Theatre, compered by Billy Butler and Pete Price, followed by a talented young dance group called Animal.
The evening was compered by Red Dragon presenters Jason Harrold and Leigh Jones with entertainment from Dean Martin and Friends from the hit West End musical the Rat Pack.
Compered by BBC presenter Adrian Chiles, the young singers will perform Romany Wood, a love story featuring mice Esmeralda and Trollon.