WORLD'S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS, TBS's New One-Hour Special
Hosted by Kevin Nealon and Susan Yeagley from Paris
Comic Special Featuring More Than 60 Ads from Around the World
Premieres Thursday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
More Funny Commercials from Around the World
Available at TBS's VeryFunnyAds.com Broadband Site
What: New One-Hour TBS Special WORLD'S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS
When: Premieres Thursday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Who: Kevin Nealon (Saturday Night Live, Weeds) and his wife, actress-comedian Susan Yeagley (Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm), host this special from Paris.
Description: WORLD'S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS will showcase more than 60 of the cleverest and most humorous commercials from such countries as Sweden, Norway, Argentina, Peru, Thailand and Japan, to name a few. It also features ads from former Soviet bloc nations Russia, Poland and Romania.
Producers: Robert Dalrymple Productions in conjunction with TWI; Dalrymple & Steve Mayer, executive producers.
Online: TBS's enormously popular broadband site VeryFunnyAds.com features a seemingly endless collection of commercials from around the world, including many beyond the ones that will be featured in WORLD'S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS. VeryFunnyAds.com has delivered more than 65 million video streams (Source: Omniture) since its launch in conjunction with last year's edition of WORLD'S FUNNIEST COMMERCIALS
Background: TBS's Funniest Commercials specials in August and December consistently rank among the network's highest-rated shows of the year. The premiere of last year's Funniest Commercials of the Year: 2006 special was watched by nearly 5 million viewers (Source: Nielsen Media Research). The show invited viewers to vote on their favorite commercials via TBS's VeryFunnyAds.com broadband site.
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network. It serves as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, King of Queens, Seinfeld and Friends; original comedy series like My Boys, The Bill Engvall Show, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, 10 Items or Less and Frank TV; specials and special events, such as Funniest Commercials of the Year and The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.