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Parents' Guide to

Bring the Funny

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

OK comedy competition has some language, sex jokes.

TV NBC Comedy 2019
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+

Lame show

This show is a loser. Chrissy Teigen is a nobody who could not judge herself to do anything, not alone comedy. It should not be picked up for a second season. Should be called," Bring the Boring!"
age 2+


The Comedians are just plain silly. This show is a bust! Dont waste your time. I think the judges are just being kind thinking about network's ratings only . It's the most ridiculous so called "comedy" show ever aired! Ugh!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

In a TV landscape crowded with talent competitions, a performance battle show has to have something special to make it stand out -- and this entry lacks that certain something. True, the focus here is on comedic performance instead of singing (The Voice, American Idol) dance (So You Think You Can Dance), or general talent (America's Got Talent, The World's Best), but since Bring the Funny's loose idea of comedy includes many types of performances from stand-up to sketches to music to magic, the content feels less than fresh. In addition, oddly, Bring the Funny hamstrings many performers by just showing excerpts of their act -- we see a joke or two before the camera cuts away to the judges discussing their performance, while we see other artists doing a complete number.

Speaking of the judges, though Foxworthy and Thompson occasionally get off a cogent criticism in the midst of effusive, tedious praise, Teigen seems to have little to offer the judging panel other than winsomeness. With the judging mostly useless, and many acts abbreviated to save time, what charm this show does have rests on the talent of the performers on it. And there is talent at work here, from a priceless sketch duo called Frangela to the unsettling "robot comic" Zed, but it'd be better to have fewer performers, make sure each is hilarious, and let them do their thing at their self-chosen length. Maybe then this show would be able to scare up more than a few mild laughs.

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