The idea, presumably, is that booking a “big” name to emcee a reality-TV show will bring in more viewers.
As the music started up, Patsy proved the emcee and her father right.
The emcee for the evening, a Broadway actor, asked Cooper if he had any wishes for the new year.
1933, abbreviation of M.C., for master of ceremonies, a phrase attested from the 1660s.
A master of ceremonies (1929+)verb
: MC'd by Bob Hope/ George Jessel emceed the event