NBC has picked up the reality competition series “Bring the Funny,” with Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy attached to serve as judges.
In the style of “America’s Got Talent” and CBS’s “The World’s Best,” the 10-episode series will showcase multiple styles of comedy on the same stage — traditional stand-ups and sketch troupes, as well as comedic variety acts including “musicians, magicians, podcasters, puppeteers, YouTubers and more.” The winner will receive a $250,000 prize. Amanda Seales will serve as host for the show.
David Friedman and Matilda Zoltowski will serve as executive producers. Bruce Hills, president of the comedy festival Just for Laughs, is consulting producer. The series will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio.
“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 NBC Alternative and Reality Group president Meredith Ahr. “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.”