A daily half-hour strip, the new comedy game show, FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK now has licenses with group-owned TV channels including: Sinclair, Weigel, CBS, Scripps, Graham Media, Meredith, Mission, Londen, Sunbeam, Nexstar, Raycom, Titan, NRJ, Ellis Communications, Hubbard, Lilly, Cunningham, Block, OTA, California-Oregon Broadcasters, Independent Communications, Winston, Tougaloo, Shield, Rockfleet, Marquee, Sagamore Hill, News-Press Gazette, McKinnon Broadcasting, Max Media and Cowles.
Hosted by Jon Kelley (EXTRA, THE MOLE), FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is a comedy game show featuring a panel of comedians who interact with the contestants for money and big laughs. In each episode, the laughs and the stakes increase as the contestants pose questions to the comedians. Comedians appearing in week one episodes include: Howie Mandel, Anthony Anderson, Tom Arnold, Louis Anderson, Sheryl Underwood, Cedric the animator, Jon Lovitz, Sherri Berger, Natacha Legero, Bill Bellamy, Harland Williams, jacked, Gary Owen, Maria Bamford, David Coulier, Rive Paulyand Caroline Rhea.
“FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is the perfect comedy game show for the whole family,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “Our resort group partners are well positioned for more success with FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK.”
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK is produced and distributed by Entertainment Studios.
About Entertainment Studios
President and CEO Byron Allen based entertainment studios in 1993. Based in Los Angelesit has offices at New York, Chicago, denver, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios has seven 24-hour HD cable television networks serving more than 80 million subscribers: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MADESTINATION.TVand JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. The company also produces, distributes and sells advertising for more than 40 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programs for television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of content owned across multiple genres, Entertainment Studios delivers video content to television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, media platforms and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide great programming to our Fortune 500 viewers, online users and advertising partners.
In 2015, Entertainment Studios purchased Free release, a full-service motion picture distribution company that specializes in representing independent companies, major studios and mini-major studios with the goal of presenting their films as first-class theatrical releases. Freestyle Releasing co-founder and director Mark Borde is a highly regarded and experienced film veteran with decades of respected work in the industry. Freestyle’s digital distribution unit, Freestyle Digital Media, delivers commercial-grade film and TV content directly to all US DVD/kiosks and VOD/SVOD rental theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate the digital workflow. Freestyle Digital Media provides our content audience with a positive digital viewing experience on any device, anywhere.
In 2016, Entertainment Studios purchased LeGrio, a digital video-centric news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national media. TheGrio offers aggregated and original video packages, news articles and blogs on topics including breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Initially launched in 2009, the platform was later purchased by NBC News in 2010. In 2014, TheGrio founders bought their company from NBC News and have since tripled its traffic rate. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has over 20 million annual visitors.
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