Funniest Wins: Marlon Wayans Hosts TBS Comedy Competition

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Last comic standing isn’t the only comedy competition in town.  Now, Marlon Wayans and TBS have teamed up to see if it’s true that a true comedian can make you laugh, anywhere, anytime, regardless of the situation, with the newest comedy competition show, Funniest Wins.

Funniest Wins is a new series where Wayans will put 10 competitors (whose ages range from 25 to 40) through a comedic obstacle course – which will include sketch comedy, digital shorts, musical parodies and hidden-camera pranks – to find the funniest multi-talented comedian working today. Competitors will also be aided by some of Wayans’ famous friends to act as a guides/mentors to get them through each test, but also to teach them tricks of the trade of each of these comedic stylings. But in the end, not matter how smart you are, the goal remains the same: for each round, you have to be funny or go home. The show started this past Friday, on June 20th.

The competitors include Christina Pazsitsky (Your Mom’s House podcast), Billy Sorrells (Sh*t Black Girls Say), Jason Nash (Jason Nash is Married),  Jenny Zigrino, Key Lewis, Manon Matthews, Matt McManus, Ryan Doom, Sydney Castillo, and Tiffany Haddish.

The winner will receive $100,000 in cash and a chance to star in an online series for Wayans’ website, WhatTheFunny.com.

Funniest Wins airs Friday nights at 10pm Eastern on TBS.

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Earl Douglas is a writer/photographer based in New York City. A frequent contributor to The Interrobang, Earl is also Executive Director for the New York chapter of The Black Rock Coalition. Earl worked in radio for nearly two decades at WNEW-FM and XM Satellite Radio, which included being the on-air producer for Carol Miller, Scott Muni and Ron & Fez, and a contributor to Opie & Anthony. Earl has also independently published a number of books including Black Rock Volume 1, Urban Abyss, Mobile Uploads, and For Shimmy. His latest project is the photojournalism magazine PRAXIS, which is available exclusively through Blurb.com.