[08/21/06 - 12:00 AM]
George Wendt & George Gray Host the A&E Original Comedy Special Guy Walks Into a Bar

[via press release from A&E]



New York, NY, August 21, 2006 - Two guys named George team up for a new sketch comedy show that will deliver the best jokes ever heard - in the best venue of them all! George Wendt (Cheers) and George Gray (Junkyard Wars, The Weakest Link) star in and co-host the one hour A&E special GUY WALKS INTO A BAR, premiering Tuesday, September 5 at 10PM EST/PST.

GUY WALKS INTO A BAR features George Wendt at his most familiar location - the bar, only instead of drinking, he will be tending bar along with George Gray. Other patrons in the bar, including surprise guests, complete the comedy ensemble. The scene begins with one of the George's telling a joke. As viewers listen, the joke comes to life on the screen in a sketch.

The show moves from sketch to sketch as the ensemble of comedians recount their favorite jokes, quickly alternating between the bar and the sketches. Interspersed throughout the program are the two Georges, sitting at the bar attempting to one-up each other with their favorite jokes. Additionally, viewers will be treated to appearances by some very special guest bar patrons.

Actor / producer / comedian George Gray's quick wit, engaging presence and analytical mind have served him well in the world of live stand-up and sketch comedy, as well as in his TV and film work. Among the television series he has hosted are "Junkyard Wars," "Weakest Link, "I'd Do Anything," "$25 Million-Dollar Hoax," and "National Lampoon's Greek Games." He can currently be seen hosting "What's with that House?" which is heading into its second season on HGTV.

One of television's most beloved comic actors, George Wendt has appeared in scores of television programs and feature films, including "Saturday Night Live," "Modern Men," "Fletch," and of course, "Cheers," in which he masterfully portrayed everyone's favorite bar patron, Norm Peterson. A veteran of the legendary Second City comedy troupe, Wendt stars in three upcoming movies: "Saturday Morning," "Bryan Loves You," and "Mary Christmas."

Nancy Dubuc, Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant are the executive producers for A&E. GUY WALKS INTO A BAR is produced for A&E Network by Full Circle Entertainment and Brillstein Grey. Robert Riesenberg, Geoff Cheddy and John Davies are executive producers. George Wendt is Producer and Host. GUY WALKS INTO A BAR was created by George Gray, who is also Producer and Host. Susan Claxton and Michael Stokes are Producers.

About A&E Network

Now reaching more than 90 million homes, A&E Network offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment; ranging from the network's signature Real-Life Series franchise, including the hit series Dog the Bounty Hunter, Intervention, King of Cars, Inked and Criss Angel Mindfreak, to critically acclaimed original movies, dramatic series and the most successful justice shows on cable. A&E is the official basic cable home to the high-profile series 24, CSI: Miami and beginning in 2007, The Sopranos. The A&E Network website is located at www.aetv.com. The A&E Club is located at www.aetv.com/club. For more information and photography please visit us on the web at www.aetvpress.com.

  [august 2006]  


[11/27/15 - 12:19 PM]
Nearly 28 Million Watch Bears-Packers on Thanksgiving Night - Second-Most Watched NBC Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 26.

[11/27/15 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Don't Miss an Exclusive Sneak of the Upcoming Film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" During the Fall Finale of "Gotham"
The aforementioned fall finale airs this Monday, November 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/27/15 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Sparks Big Numbers for NBC
The Peacock's Packers-Bears showdown easily eclipses the competition last night.

[11/27/15 - 08:21 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Demo Reign for FOX
Said victory comes despite a series low from the network's juggernaut.

[11/27/15 - 07:44 AM]
Bears-Packers Jumps 17% vs. The Year-Ago Game in the Metered Markets, Making It the Best-Ever NFL Primetime Thanksgiving Game (Since 2006)
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 25 and Thursday, November 26.

[11/27/15 - 07:14 AM]
"Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" Ranks as the #1 Entertainment Telecast of the Season on the Broadcast Nets in Metered Market Households
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 26.

[11/25/15 - 01:22 PM]
Video: Watch the All-New Extended Trailer for New FOX Action Drama "Second Chance," Starring Rob Kazinsky
The network's new drama launches Wednesday, January 13 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.