NBC is partnering with international organization Just For Laughs for a competition featuring comedians called “Bring the Funny,” which will feature a variety of comedy acts. The logline: The 10-episode series will bring together some of the most prolific comedians in the industry to serve as judges – “Saturday Night Live’s” longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson, cultural tastemaker Chrissy Teigen and comedy icon Jeff Foxworthy. Comedian Amanda Seales will serve as host for the competition.
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 a $250,000 prize package and see their name in lights in the Bring the Funny showcase.
“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,” said 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.”