In a 2021 interview with The Rachel Ray Show, Drew Carey explained how working as a server at restaurants helped him prepare for his duties as host of The Price is Right. “[On the Price is Right] you have to keep track of so many things at the same time and I realized that, you know, I’ve been a waiter for a long time and you have to keep track of a lot of things. … So just the idea of this diner experience is as much as someone needs coffee, someone just sat down, someone needs a check, there’s food I need to get. And it’s like juggling plates a bit, and I’m good at it I think because of all my server experience from the kitchen industry and hospitality.” The game show host also mentioned his career as a stand-up comedian brought him helped not to be intimidated when he performed on a stage another, more well-known comic was performing, and gave him the right mentality to take on legendary host Bob Barker.
In an interview on TODAY with Hoda and Jenna to celebrate his 15 years as the show’s host, Carey said it feels like a lot more than 15. “It feels like I’ve done nothing else in my entire life. I talk about things that I almost seem like a dream. It suits me so well and it seems like everything I’ve ever done in my life has prepared me to be the host of ‘The Price is Right’.” It certainly does It seems as if “The Price is Right” had used all the skills Carey picked up elsewhere.