Back in December of last year, we reported about how a show called Who Wants To Date A Comedian was entering production. Producer Byron Allen, the man behind the long-running chat show Comics Unleashed, unveiled his plans. “Who Wants to Date a Comedian is the next generation of dating shows,” Allen said. “We have access to the world’s funniest comedians, and this concept allows them to showcase their talent to the fullest. This new show is fresh, bold, entertaining, and hysterically funny.”
At that time, we had no idea which comics were going to partake in this spectacle. But now, thanks to the below preview for the show, we know that the likes of Kyle Cease, Greg Hahn, Rebecca Corry, Adam Hunter, Tom Clark, Michael Gelbart and Marianne Sierk will be featured as potential dates for regular folks. When I first heard about this show, I didn’t have much hope. And I’m not saying I think it’s going to be outstanding now, but after watching the preview, it actually looks pretty funny. Why? Because the show is totally crapping on serious dating shows; and they’ve employed professional funny people to do so. I especially like when Cease votes a prospective girlfriend off the show and tells her to “go over to the murder chamber.” Equally as awesome is when Corry demands that the three men courting her at a pool hall spit in each others’ mouths unless they want to be voted off immediately. Where was Corry when I was dating? I’d date the shit out of a girl like that.
Anyway, Who Wants To Date A Comedian? is set to premiere soon, though there’s no airing details yet. Stay tuned. We’ll keep you posted. But when it does premiere, do you think you’ll be tuning in?