With many popular sitcoms under its belt, the long-running sketch comedy series “Saturday Night Live” forever on its roster and multiple competition series to its name, NBC is ready to combine all of what it does best for a brand new show called “Bring the Funny.”

Premiering tonight, the reality competition series is looking for the next big comedy star(s), with 40 acts going up against each other for the $250,000 grand prize and the chance to perform at the 2020 Just for Laughs Festival.

There will be four rounds: Open Mic, Comedy Clash, Showcase and the live finale where America will vote for which “Bring the Funny” act they think is the funniest.

Before the new NBC show premieres on Tuesday, get all the Season 1 details, including who will be choosing the winners of each round, who’s competing and who’s emceeing.

Who’s The Host?

Actress and comedian Amanda Seales, who most recently could be seen on HBO’s “Insecure” as Tiffany DuBois, will host NBC’s “Bring the Funny.” She previously hosted truTV’s pop culture program “Greatest Ever” from 2016 to 2017.

Who Are The Judges?

Kenan Thompson, who started off on Nickelodeon’s “All That” and “Kenan & Kel” and is now the longest-running cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” will be judging the competition. He’ll do so alongside model, cookbook author, “Lip Sync Battle” commentator and social media influencer Chrissy Teigen and stand-up comedian, author and former “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” host Jeff Foxworthy.

Who Are The Season 1 “Bring The Funny” Contestants?

Variety Act Division

Kristin Key

  • Hometown: Amarillo, TX
  • Resident: Redondo Beach, CA

Jarred Fell

  • Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Resident: Auckland, New Zealand

Drennon Davis

  • Hometown: San Francisco, CA
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Morgan Jay

  • Hometown: Mahwah, NJ
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Randy Feltface

  • Hometown: Victoria, Australia
  • Resident: Victoria, Australia


  • Members: 3 (Alex Lewis, Keith Habersberger, Hughie Stone Fish)
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Mister Zed

  • Hometown: New Jersey
  • Resident: New Jersey

bring the funny Mister Zed Mister Zed is pictured performing during episode 2 of “Bring the Funny.” Photo: Trae Patton/NBC

Mandy Muden

  • Hometown: London, United Kingdom
  • Resident: London, United Kingdom

Becca Brown

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Resident: Chicago, IL

Regan and Watkins

  • Members: 2 (Pat Regan and Jeremiah Watkins)
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Harry & Chris

  • Members: 2
  • Hometown: Ealing, United Kingdom
  • Resident: Ealing, United Kingdom

Armando Anto

  • Hometown: Grenoble, France
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Lucas Bohn

  • Hometown: Mathews, VA
  • Resident: Brooklyn, NY

Handsome Naked

  • Members: 3 (Chucho Perez, Eric Oren, Brad Kemp)
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Resident: Chicago, IL

Stand-Up Act Division

Orlando Leyba

  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • Resident: Glendale, CA

Calvin Evans

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Matt Rife

  • Hometown: Columbus, OH
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA


  • Hometown: Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Michael Longfellow

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Erica Rhodes

  • Hometown: Newton, MA
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Tacarra Williams

  • Hometown: Bronx, NY
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Rocky Dale Davis

  • Hometown: Brentwood, AL
  • Resident: Las Vegas, NV

Leclerc Andre

  • Hometown: Columbia, MD
  • Resident: Brooklyn, NY

Audrey Stewart

  • Hometown: Indianapolis, MD
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Graham Kay

  • Hometown: Ottawa, Canada
  • Resident: Brooklyn, NY

Daphnique Springs

  • Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
  • Resident: Burbank, CA

Ali Kolbert

  • Hometown: Weston, CT
  • Resident: New York, NY

bring the funny Ali Kolbert Ali Kolbert is seen performing during episode 2 of “Bring the Funny.” Photo: Trae Patton/NBC

Ian Lara

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Resident: New York, NY

Candice Thompson

  • Hometown: Queens, NY / Cincinnati, OH
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Ali Siddiq

  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Resident: Houston, TX

Jesus Trejo

  • Hometown: Long Beach, CA
  • Resident: Long Beach, CA

Sketch Act Division


  • Members: 2 (Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton)
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

bring the funny Frangela Comedy act Frangela performs during the premiere episode of “Bring the Funny.” Photo: Trae Patton/NBC

JK! Studios

  • Members: 6 (Mallory Everton, Matt Meese, Jason Gray, Natalie Madsen, Jeremy Warner, Stacey Harkey)
  • Hometown: Provo, UT
  • Resident: Provo, UT

Willy Appleman

  • Hometown: Dorset, VT
  • Resident: Brooklyn, NY

The Valleyfolk

  • Members: 4 (Joe Bereta, Elliott Morgan, Lee Newton, Steve Zaragoza)
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

Kids These Days

  • Members: 6 (Lida Darmian, Maggie Maxwell, Scott Hercman, Nick Reichheld, Rachael Burke, Adrian Frimpong)
  • Hometown: New York, NY
  • Resident: New York, NY

Room 28

  • Members: 6 (Rachel Strauss-Muñiz, Jerry Díaz, Jaime Fernandez, Andrew Casanova, Ariana Rodriguez, McKenna Cox)
  • Hometown: New York. NY
  • Resident: New York, NY

Lost Moon Radio

  • Members: 6 (Martha Marion, Frank Smith, Ryan Harrison, Leslie Korein, Dylan Ris, Mikey Wells)
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Resident: Los Angeles, CA

The Chris & Paul Show

  • Members: 2 (Chris O’Neill, Paul Valenti)
  • Hometown: Stamford, CT
  • Resident: Stamford, CT

Andrea Lopez

  • Hometown: Washington, D.C.
  • Resident: Washington, D.C.

“Bring The Funny” premieres on NBC on Tuesday at 10 p.m. EDT, right after “America’s Got Talent.”