NBC’s just announced a new comedy competition series Bring the Funny featuring what the network describes as the world’s best comedic acts. The 10-episode first season will be hosted by Amanda Seales, creator/host of the comedy game show “Smart Funny & Black.” SNL‘s Kenan Thompson, author/model/social media superstar Chrissy Teigen, and comedian/actor Jeff Foxworthy are on board as judges.
“Great comedians know how to make us laugh while serving as a reflection of the times, and we are excited to embrace and support the myriad of ways funny people bring us levity and humor today,” stated Meredith Ahr, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “Kenan, Chrissy, Jeff and Amanda are not only hilarious, but are pioneers in their respective arenas and understand what it takes to have longevity and breadth in this industry. They, along with our partners at Just for Laughs, will be an insightful resource for the talent that takes our stage.”
NBC’s comedy competition series is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio and has Just for Laughs President Bruce Hills as a consulting producer. David Friedman and Matilda Zoltowski will serve as executive producers.
Details on Bring the Funny, Courtesy of NBC:
“In partnership with the international organization Just for Laughs, which has given rise to some of today’s most successful comedic acts via its iconic festivals, tours and television series, Bring the Funny will feature the best of the best stand-ups, sketch troupes and comedic variety acts. From solo comics to sketch troupes to musicians, magicians, podcasters, puppeteers, YouTubers and more — anyone who can make audiences laugh will have the chance to receive the career-changing $250,000 prize package and see their name in lights in the Bring the Funny showcase.
The series is looking for an incredibly diverse slate of acts across all ages and walks of life. For those interested in competing in Bring the Funny, please visit: www.bringthefunnycasting.com. Must be age 13 or older, eligibility requirement apply.”