The new TV series Funniest Wins begins tonight at 10:00 p.m. on TBS and we’ve got all the details on the reality show right here.
1. Funniest Wins Is a Comedy Competition
This new reality competition series is fully described in the above promo video by Marlon Wayans. The show is about “funny people” competing in every genre of comedy, making each contestant battle it out with the others.
— Funniest Wins (@FunniestWinsTBS) June 20, 2014
2. Marlon Wayans Is the Host
— Evolution Media (@evolutionusa) June 19, 2014
Marlon Wayans is the hilarious and adorable host of Funniest Wins. The Wrap writes: In Living Color alum Wayans is executive producing the series, along with Rick Alvarez, Lisa Blum, JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and Adam Kaloustian. Steve Harris will serve as producer.
3. The Winner Gets Their Own Show
— Key Lewis (@keylewis) June 20, 2014
Not only does the winner of Funniest Wins get $100,000, they also get their own show on Wayans’ new comedy network “What The Funny.”
4. Online Sensations Are Being Combined With Stand-Up Comedians
— Tiffany Haddish (@TiffanyHaddish) June 20, 2014
In today’s world, the traditional stand-up comedians have to compete against Vine celebrities, YouTube sensations, and other digital stars, so it only makes sense that the same should go for this show. There are 10 contestants competing on the show and only one will take the title.
— Key Lewis (@keylewis) June 19, 2014
5. Celebrity Comedians Will Be Coming on the Show to Mentor Contestants
— SYDNEY CASTILLO (@sydneyisfunny) June 20, 2014
To help the show’s contestants better their craft, host Marlon Wayans is bringing on some of his celebrity comic friends to act as mentors. These celebrities include Tom Green, Jamie Kennedy, David Alan Grier, and more.