Michael Bay Has a Bit of Stage Fright, Walks Off Stage at CES

Michael Bay Has a Bit of Stage Fright, Walks Off Stage at CES

Were you ever in any kind of a play and/or some sort of big production? Well if so, you might be able to relate to Michael Bay. And as much as I don’t like his films (except for the one fluke of his career where he made a really good film, The Island), I really kind of felt bad for him watching this. He went on stage expecting the teleprompter to guide him through, and apparently the teleprompter got messed up and he didn’t know what to do or say. He tried to wing it, and then just walked off the stage. It’s sort of entertaining, but mostly I was just cringing.

See what I mean?

Bay has responded on his website:

Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES – I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar. I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP’s intro line and then the teleprompter got lost. Then the prompter went up and down – then I walked off. I guess live shows aren’t my thing.

But I’m doing a special curved screen experience with Samsung and Transformers 4 footage that will be traveling around the world.


Well anyway, even the big boys get flustered I guess.