Comedian Guy Branum (The Mindy Project, Chelsea Lately) looks to bring a little sparkle to TV talk shows with his new mashup comedy series “Talk Show the Game Show,” premiering on truTV. Based on Branum’s popular live comedy show, the 16-episode, half-hour series is a boisterous combination of two beloved television formats that pits celebrities against each other to vie for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” Each week, guests come to play, not plug, as they compete in various talk show-inspired challenges on the only talk show that literally counts.
Branum serves as host and master of ceremonies and the series’ fabulous comedic panel of judges include Emmy Award-winning writer Karen Kilgariff and author and journalist Casey Schreiner. The judges roast the contestants along the way and ultimately award or deduct points based on their performances.
Those who will bravely take a seat on Branum’s field of battle are:
- Julie Klausner vs. Moshe Kasher vs. Rhea Butcher
- John Salley vs. Tiffany Haddish vs. Dan Bucatinsky
- Wanda Sykes vs. Scott Adsit vs. Pandora Boxx
- Maria Bamford vs. Ben Roy vs. James Adomian
- Diablo Cody vs. Moby vs. Arden Myrin
- Tim Bagley vs. Rashad Jennings vs. Beth Stelling
- Margaret Cho vs. Paul Feig vs. Ed Weeks
- John Early vs. Ana Navarro vs. Kate Flannery
- Utkarsh Ambudkar vs. Aparna Nancherla vs. Jon Daly
- Tracey Wigfield vs. TJ Lavin vs. Oscar Nunez
- Nicole Byer vs. Kyle Kinane vs. Julian McCullough
- Fortune Feimster vs. Adam Cayton-Holland vs. Alice Wetterlund
- Bridget Everett vs. Kelis vs. Josh McDermitt
- Wendi McLendon-Covey vs. Jonah Ray vs. Michelle Buteau
- John Ross Bowie vs. Aasif Mandvi vs. Phoebe Robinson
- Chelsea Handler vs. Maurice Jones Drew vs. Nikki Glaser
On tonight’s premiere episode of Talk Show the Game Show, basketball legend John Salley stretches himself to new heights, actress Tiffany Haddish tells all about her $280 million celebrity car ride, and actor/writer, Dan Bucatinksy makes a compelling comeback pitch. Watch and find out which guest will win as they compete for the title of best talk show guest in America.
TALK SHOW THE GAME SHOW EPISODE 2: NATIONAL TREASURE PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12 AT 10:00PM ET/PT