The term show master was coined by the Dutch entertainer Rudi Carrell - first in the song Show master is my job - for the presenter of a large television show . In their work, show masters often practice elements of the performing arts themselves by delivering humorous, musical or vocal interludes that address the audience in addition to pure factual information (e.g. the vocal interludes by Rudi Carrell or the quick talk interludes by Dieter Thomas Heck ) .
The term itself is a sham Anglicism . Although it was composed of English terms, it is not used in the English language itself, there they say host / emcee (or MC for Master of Ceremony ) ( AE ) or presenter / compère ( BE ). The term show master was later also used to derive the quiz master - as Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff called himself - and the talk master (moderator of a talk show ).