With the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down TV production worldwide, networks are getting creative to keep churning out content for their viewers. Enter Tournament of Laughs, a virtual comedy competition series coming to TBS on Sunday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Tournament of Laughs on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device:
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TBS is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the show live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most new shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
TBS is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies. You can watch immediately with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the show live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which includes most shows after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Both of Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” (32 channels) and “Sling Blue” (47 channels) packages come with TBS. They both cost $20 for the first month ($30 per month after that), which makes Sling the cheapest streaming service with TBS if you plan on keeping it long term:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the show live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
‘Tournament of Laughs’ Preview
Get ready to watch your favorite comedians to compete head-to-head in a comedy tournament this summer on the new series Tournament of Laughs on TBS. The seven-episode reality competition will be hosted by Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis and will feature 32 comedians taking each other on, March Madness-style.
The comedians will be sorted in a single-elimination bracket-style tournament, with each episode featuring multiple match-ups. Every week, the comics will “create, produce, self-film, and star in their own videos – from stand-up sets to song parodies and everything in-between,” according to the press release.
Sudeikis will be the master of ceremonies and provide color commentary about the performances. After each episode, the viewing audience will get to vote on who moves forward in the competition. YOu can vote either on your phone or online. The winning comics will return in the next round. The final episode will “feature an expert comedy panel charged with crowning a tournament champion” who will definitely have “the last laugh and bragging rights as tournament champion.”
Featured comedians include Jeff Ross, Margaret Cho, Gilbert Gottfried, Judah Friedlander, Michael Rapaport, Jim Norton, Fortune Feimster, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Natasha Leggero, Cameron Esposito, Godfrey, The Sklar Brothers, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Josh Wolf, Clayton English, Yamaneika Saunders, Gina Yashere, Tim Dillon, Moshe Kasher, Jessica Kirson, Paul Rodriguez, Sarah Tiana, Matteo Lane, Beth Stelling, Vladimir Caamano, Ian Edwards, Aida Rodriguez, Megan Gailey, Preacher Lawson, Piff The Magic Dragon, Chaunte Wayans, and Marina Franklin.
“We may be without some of our favorite sports right now but we can still partake in some fierce rivalries,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager of TNT, TBS, and truTV. “These comics promise to bring the funny each week, but the audience will get to decide who gets the last laugh.”
The brackets are below:
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Jeff Ross vs Beth Stelling
Moshe Kasher vs Aida Rodriguez
Mary Lynn Rajskub vs Preacher Lawson
Natasha Leggero vs Cameron Esposito
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog vs Chaunté Wayans
Clayton English vs Matteo Lane
The Sklar Brothers vs Yamaneika Saunders
Judah Friedlander vs Piff the Magic Dragon
Jim Norton as “Chip Chipperson” vs Megan Gailey
Gina Yashere vs Paul Rodriguez
Josh Wolf vs Vladmir Caamano
Gilbert Gottfried vs Sarah Tiana
Margaret Cho vs Ian Edwards
Michael Rapapport vs Jessica Kirson
Godrey vs Tim Dillon
Fortune Feimster vs Marina Franklin
Tournament of Laughs airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.