Funny You Should Ask (2017 game show)

Funny You Should Ask is a syndicated American game show which launched in 2017. It is distributed by Entertainment Studios and hosted by Jon Kelley.[1]

Funny You Should Ask
GenreGame show
Presented byJon Kelley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
  • Byron Allen
  • Scott Satin
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Entertainment Studios
DistributorEntertainment Studios
Original networkSyndication
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 4, 2017 (2017-09-04) –
Related showsFunny You Should Ask (1968 game show)
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Regular panelists on the show include Jon Lovitz, Sherri Shepherd, Louie Anderson, Bill Bellamy, Sheryl Underwood, Tim Meadows, Jackée Harry, Howie Mandel, Cedric the Entertainer, Caroline Rhea, Natasha Leggero, Bill Engvall, Gabriel Iglesias and Anthony Anderson, as well as Byron Allen - who is also the creator and executive producer of the show.[2] The program uses "Happy" by Pharrell Williams as its theme song from its first season as well as a production-equivalent from the second season onwards.

The series is slightly related in title and format to the 1968 version of Funny You Should Ask, a game show which aired on ABC.


Six comic celebrities are each asked for their answers to a trivia question (the comics first give an obvious "joke" answer, and then a legitimate response). The two contestants are asked to determine if the answer is true or false. If the answer is correct, the contestant wins $100 in the first round, $200 in second and $300 in third. Three questions are asked in each round; whoever is behind or in case of a tie, went last, would play first in subsequent rounds. Whoever has the most money on their scoreboard (the maximum amount is $1,800) is the champion 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 the champion in the event of a tie; whoever is closest wins it.

In the bonus round, three multiple choice questions are asked and the 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 (with the last answer always being an obvious "joke" answer). The champion, if successful, will win the $5,000. However, any miss along the way ends it.

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  1. ^ Albiniak, Paige (January 23, 2017). "In an Unusual Market, Stations Try DIY". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
  2. ^ "New comedy game show 'Funny You Should Ask' announces an All-Star comedy lineup for premiere week". The Grio. January 10, 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2017.

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