Where does Jerry Springer get his guests?
That is an interesting question. It turns out that the majority of the people that appear on the Jerry Springer show are real people. There have been some reports that actors have been used, but the fact is that the majority of Jerry Springer’s guests are real people that contact his show and request to be a guest.
Some guests report that they have been coached by the show’s producers to get wild and crazy, but if you pay close attention when they are fighting, in most cases, there is a lot of hair pulling but neither guest intends to do serious injury to the other. That may be because in 1999 the City Council of Chicago launched an investigation of the Jerry Springer show to find out if the show’s violence, chair-throwing and hair-pulling was genuine. Jerry appeared before the council and stated that while some of the fights had been staged, overwhelmingly the show was real.
Before you start laughing too hard at Jerry Springer and how he makes a living, consider the fact that Jerry Springer is over 65 years old and still has an estimated annual income of over $1 million. Not to mention the fact that when he does his show, it is quite obvious that his tongue is firmly planted in his cheek. Jerry Springer knows without a doubt that what he's doing is providing entertainment for a group of people who are home during the day.
When Jerry Springer started his show back in 1991, it was a completely different format. Some of his early guests included Oliver North, and Jesse Jackson. After the show's ratings tanked, the producers of the show approached Jerry and suggested another format. And that is the show that has survived all these years, the show we see today.
Show ticket information
If you would like to see the Jerry Springer live, the show is recorded Monday through Thursday at the Rich Forum Theater, 307 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT 06901. For free ticket information you can visit the show's website at; JerrySpringerTV.com