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BRING THE FUNNY
Air Date: Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Time Slot: 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#101) "THE OPEN MIC 1"
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"BRING THE FUNNY"

"THE OPEN MIC 1" ORIGINAL

07/09/2019 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : In the series premiere of "Bring the Funny," Kenan Thompson, Chrissy Teigen and Jeff Foxworthy join forces at the judges' table in search of the funniest comedy act around. In the "Open Mic" round, sketch, variety and stand-up comedy acts from all over the world give it their all to impress the judges and make it to the next round of the competition in hopes of ultimately winning the $250,000 grand prize and becoming the first ever winner of "Bring the Funny." Comedian Amanda Seales serves as host. TV-14 L

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BRING THE FUNNY (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/9/19 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (11 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 9/17/19; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, June 2019) For decades NBC has opened the door for countless comedians and continues to carry the legacy as a home for comedy with the launch of its new competition show, "Bring the Funny." The network announced today the 40 comedic acts vying for the $250,000 prize package and the opportunity to perform at the 2020 Just for Laughs Festival. "Bring the Funny" is hosted by comedian Amanda Seales along with its panel of hilarious judges - "Saturday Night Live's" longest-running cast member Kenan Thompson, cultural tastemaker Chrissy Teigen and comedy icon Jeff Foxworthy. The premiere airs Tuesday, July 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT after "America's Got Talent." The series, which pays homage to every style of comedy performance in one competition, features stand-ups, sketch troupes and comedic variety acts, including solo comics, musicians, magicians, puppeteers, YouTubers and more that will perform in front of a live audience. The series is divided into four rounds of competition: Open Mic, Comedy Clash and Showcase, culminating in a live finale where America will have the chance to vote for who they think is the funniest of the funny.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amanda Seales as Host
· Chrissy Teigen as Judge
· Jeff Foxworthy as Judge
· Kenan Thompson as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bruce Hills as CP
· David Friedman as EP
· Matilda Zoltowski as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Universal Television