Bring the Funny

- Cancelled -
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Air Dates

Jul 09, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019

Network

NBC

Seasons

1

Cast

Judge - Kenan ThompsonJudge - Chrissy TeigenJudge - Jeff FoxworthyHost - Amanda Seales

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A competition series where comedy acts perform in front of an audience for the chance to win $250,000.


Bring the Funny features some of the best performers from every style of comedy. From stand-up comics, sketch troupes and variety acts to puppeteers, musicians, and YouTubers - if they can make an audience laugh, they have the chance to win a grand prize of $250,000.

Comments (6)

Kim
09/18/19 at 10:11pm

I was very glad to see the reviews related to my experience, I was beginning to think I didn't understand funny. While I, like everyone else who took the time to review, I was interested in watching comedic performances battle in out for a winner but unfortunate some acts made it in that were more like random skits and not funny at all. I am severely confused by the Valley Folk and do not understand how they won. Starting to think maybe show was rigged? Otherwise I can't explain unless not very many people voted.

I personally agree with others that the acts time allowed (or what we were shown) was too short. It was not enough to engage the audience. How hard would it have been to add another minute?? Unfortunately after watching finale and seeing who won, I won't be watching next years if there is one. Segments just too short and didn't care for the non-funny acts that were just random skits, but I will be looking forward to seeing anyone that I did find to be funny and entertaining in the future. I really don't think the skits, guitar play and random music worked out well. I know there's it's to eaches own, but how was the valley folk funny??? I wouldn't even call it silly or anything else, just not funny.

By the way I do think some skits were good, Chris and Paul were surprisingly good and I would pay to see them perform and love not know what they will do next. Their finale performance with the balloon was weak though. Loved the cookie!!
Akt
09/13/19 at 12:33pm

This show is called Bring the Funny. As I sit here watching the final performances I am still wondering where is the funny? Because nobody I’ve seen on this show has brought it. I guess they all left it at home
Bill Bailey
09/09/19 at 03:52am

How did Chrissy Tegen get a job on this show? She's like fingernails on a blackboard who is neither funny nor a comic. Plastic, fake, and not believable. I'm sorry for both Foxworthy and Kenan I like them both but lets face it some of those acts have a glimmer of hope but others couldn't win a high school talent show if their mother was a judge, (Tegen is one of those), and finding something "nice" to say about the talent is too much. May it die a quick and painless death.
Me
08/17/19 at 01:47am

While I can understand the appreciation for some of the acts by professionals (Foxworthy, Thompson), they are looking at it from a different standpoint than the audience – as professionals appreciating others working their craft. The sketches are less funny than what SNL has devolved into, which is sadly a pretty low bar. I miss the golden era of sketch comedy (e.g., Belushi, Chase, Burnett, Conway, Korman, et al.). Get Carol Burnett to guest judge and mentor some of the troupes beforehand, and they might have something. Otherwise, they need to stick to the standup singles – they have at least brought _some_ of the funny.
CathyJo
07/22/19 at 06:23am

I wanted to like this show (although I cannot stand Chrissy Teagon), but after the first show the acts are not that funny nor, in some cases, intelligible. And why show us 30 seconds of an act? If you don't have enough faith in that act to show us the whole thing, then move on. And the acts that are being selected to go through to the next round are questionable at best!
Wendy
07/11/19 at 07:31am

I liked this pilot. The judges are good--especially Jeff Foxworthy! However, I really didn't care for the host (I STILL didn't get her name at the end); she seems to yell everything and doesn't speak very clearly. The first act that came out, I'm very glad he said his name (Matt Rice) because I had NO clue what she said! Either tell her to stop yelling and pronounce her words clearer or get a new host! Other than that awful host, the show was pretty funny and I agreed with most of the judges picks at the end. I hope NBC gives this show a fair chance and that it lasts because I think it could be a great show. :)

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