CBS to Broadcast "Byron Allen Presents Funny You Should Ask," Saturday, Dec. 9
Comedy Game Show Primetime Special Presentation
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CBS will broadcast comedy game show primetime special presentation BYRON ALLEN PRESENTS FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK, Saturday Dec. 9 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live on Paramount +*. The special presentation, from Byron Allen's Allen Media Group, will showcase four new half-hour episodes of the long-running, nationally syndicated daily comedy game show FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK, featuring comedians Byron Allen, Adam Carolla, Whitney Cummings, Vivica A. Fox, Billy Gardell, Jamie Kennedy, Natasha Leggero, Jon Lovitz, Jeff Ross and Sheryl Underwood. Jon Kelley (EXTRA, "The Mole") maintains his FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK hosting role for the special.
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is a daily half-hour strip comedy game show featuring a panel of comedians who interact with contestants for cash and big laughs. In each episode, the laughs and the stakes increase as the contestants ask questions and the comedians give funny answers. Since its nationwide launch in broadcast syndication in Fall 2017, comedians who have appeared on FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK include: Byron Allen, Anthony Anderson, Louie Anderson, Tom Arnold, Maria Bamford, Bill Bellamy, Adam Carolla, Cedric the Entertainer, Margaret Cho, Dave Coulier, Whitney Cummings, Tommy Davidson, Dean Edwards, Bill Engvall, Vivica A. Fox, Billy Gardell, Kathy Griffin, David Alan Grier, Tiffany Haddish, Cheryl Hines, Gabriel Iglesias, Jackee, Maz Jobrani, Jamie Kennedy, Bobby Lee, Natasha Leggero, Loni Love, Jon Lovitz, Howie Mandel, Tim Meadows, Jodi Miller, Gary Owen, Russell Peters, Caroline Rhea, Jeff Ross, Sherri Shepherd, Pauly Shore, Raven-Symone, Sheryl Underwood, George Wallace, Jimmie J.J. Walker, Kym Whitley and Harland Williams.
"FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is the perfect comedy game show for the entire family," said Byron Allen, founder/chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. "The world needs laughs now more than ever."
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is produced and distributed globally by Byron Allen's Allen Media Group.
*Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service.
About Allen Media Group
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Allen Media Group in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Charleston, SC. Allen Media Group owns 27 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX network affiliate broadcast television stations in 21 U.S. markets and twelve 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 300 million subscribers:
THE WEATHER CHANNEL, THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPAÑOL, PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, JUSTICECENTRAL.TV, THEGRIO TELEVISION NETWORK, THIS TV, and PATTRN. Allen Media Group also owns the streaming platforms HBCU GO, SPORTS.TV, THEGRIO, THE WEATHER CHANNEL EN ESPAÑOL, THE WEATHER CHANNEL STREAMING APP and LOCAL NOW--the free-streaming AVOD service powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, which delivers real-time, hyper-local news, weather, traffic, sports, and lifestyle information. Allen Media Group also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 73 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Allen Media Group provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, and multimedia digital. Our mission is to provide excellent content to our viewers, global platforms, and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
Allen Media Group Motion Pictures (AMGMP) is a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company specializing in wide release commercial content. AMGMP released 2017's highest-grossing independent movie, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which grossed over $44.3 million. In 2018, AMGMP also released the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Western HOSTILES, the historic mystery-thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the sequel to 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED. Allen Media Group's digital movie distribution unit, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include BEST SUMMER EVER the teen musical featuring a fully integrated cast and crew of people with and without disabilities, produced by Jamie Lee Curtis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award-winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel's highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser and the animated feature HELL & BACK starring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk.
In 2016, Allen Media Group purchased TheGrio, a highly rated digital video-centric news community platform devoted to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. TheGrio features aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics that include breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was then purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has more than 100 million annual visitors. For more information, visit: www.allenmedia.tv.
December 8, 2023 7:00pm ET by CBS