TBS is teaming up with Marlon Wayans on a new competition series titled Funniest Wins (working title), in which Wayans, along with some of his comedian friends and family members, will set out to find the funniest multi-talented comedian out there today.
Funniest Wins plans to find out who really is the funniest: the overnight sensation getting millions of hits on YouTube, or the performer who's been honing their craft for years.
The new series will open with a group of comedic competitors of various types, including both professionals and amateurs. Each week, guided by Marlon Wayans and a rotating crew of guests, these competitors will learn the ins and outs of a particular comedy style. They will then put what they've learned to the test in that week's main competition. At the end of each round, the field of competitors will narrow as one comic is sent packing.
The season will climax with one winner being selected to receive not only a cash prize but also the chance to star in an online series for Wayans' online comedy destination WhatTheFunny.com.
TBS has ordered eight one-hour episodes of Funniest Wins, with plans to launch the series this summer.
Funniest Wins is being produced for TBS by Workaholic/Marlon and Eyeworks USA.
Serving as executive producers are Marlon Wayans, Rick Alvarez and Lisa Blum for Workaholic/Marlon, and JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Brant Pinvidic and Adam Kaloustian for Eyeworks USA. Steve Harris serves as producer.
Up next for Marlon Wayans, A Haunted House 2, which is set for release on March 28, 2014.