Funny You Should Ask (2017 game show)
|Funny You Should Ask|
|Presented by||Jon Kelley|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Entertainment Studios|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 4, 2017 –|
|Related shows||Funny You Should Ask (1968 game show)|
Regular panelists on the show include Gabriel Iglesias, Sherri Shepherd, Louie Anderson, Bill Bellamy, Sheryl Underwood, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, Jackée Harry, Howie Mandel, Cedric the Entertainer, Caroline Rhea, Natasha Leggero, Bill Engvall and Anthony Anderson, as well as Byron Allen - who is also the creator and executive producer of the show. The program used "Happy" by Pharrell Williams as its theme song from its first season until being replaced by a production-equivalent from the second season onwards.
Six comic celebrities are each asked for their answers to a trivia question, which results with a roar of laughter from the live studio audience. It is proof that every question has a funny answer. The trick is knowing how and when to use it. For this show, the answer is every time. That's the core of this program, comedy and laughter with game-play thrown in. The two contestants are asked to determine if the answer is right or wrong. If each answer is correct, the contestant wins $100 in the first round, $200 in second and $300 in third. The contestant with the most money on their scoreboard (the max amount is $1,800) wins the game and has a chance to win an additional $5,000 in the Big Money bonus round. A numerical question is asked to both contestants before the game starts which is used to determine who moves on to the bonus round in the event of a tie.
In the bonus round, three questions are asked and multiple celebrities give answers, only one of which is true. The questions get progressively harder, and more answers are given for each successive question: three for the first, four for the second, and six for the third and final question. The last answer for each question is almost always a ridiculous, but “hilarious”, zinger.
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