Over 10 episodes, the supposed best in comedy across stand-up, sketch, improv, variety, etc. will be found in this new televised comedy competition, Bring The Funny. Effectively, it’ll take the place of Last Comic Standing at NBC.
Additionally, the judges will be Kenan Thompson, Jeff Foxworthy, and Chrissy Teigen and Amanda Seales will be covering hosting duties and a $250K “prize package” (we’re guessing that means you don’t get $250K in cash) will go the winner.
The concept, as we’ve said before, has us intrigued as we always appreciate any form of cross-pollination in comedy getting a greater platform and Seales as host is a solid move. However, we’re not thrilled with some of NBC’s choices for the judges panel or the cheesy name of the show or that they’re teaming up with Just For Laughs (essentially making this another JFL New Faces of Comedy?). If it gets someone truly original and undiscovered gets to rise to the top and receive the exposure they deserve, we guess it’ll be worth it then. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Hopefully, they’ll have open auditions where anyone will legitimately have a chance. We’ll keep you in the loop if we hear of those happening.
Those are three names that will automatically generate instant, big time buzz about a comedy series. All three are living and working comedy legends and this show seems like the TV version of those rock supergroups, but for comedy fans.
Even though this is an animated series, the presence of CK and Brooks and the existence of Angie Tribeca on TBS leads us to think that this series will be more a little more, if not a lot more, serious than Tribeca.
Aside from all of that, CK will basically be the cop that he was on Parks and Recreation, right?