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BRING THE FUNNY
Air Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Time Slot: 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#108) "THE SEMI-FINAL SHOWCASE 1"
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"BRING THE FUNNY"

"THE SEMI-FINAL SHOWCASE 1" ORIGINAL

08/27/2019 (10:01PM - 11:00PM) (Tuesday) : The winners from the "Comedy Clash" round move on to face-off in the first Semi-Final Showcase. In this round, the first group of six of the twelve remaining acts perform but the judges will only be able to select two acts to move onto the finale and be one step closer to winning the $250,000 grand prize. Additionally, America will choose one eliminated semi-finalist to return to the competition, perform in the finale and still be in the running to become the first ever winner of "Bring the Funny." TV-14 D

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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