Jewish comedians including Jeff Ross, Gilbert Gottfried, Judah Friedlander, Michael Rapaport, Josh Wolf, the Sklar Brothers, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Jessica Kirson and Robert Smigel (as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) are among the 32 standups who will go head to head in “Tournament of Laughs,” premiering June 21 at 10 p.m. on TBS.
Like sports tournaments, the competition splits the players into regional brackets, with face-offs each week until there’s a final two. Contestants will create their own comedy videos, to be judged by the viewing audience which can be viewed here. Jason Sudeikis will host.
“We may be without some of our favorite sports right now but we can still partake in some fierce rivalries” Brett Weitz, General Manager of TNT, TBS, and truTV said. “These comics promise to bring the funny each week, but the audience will get to decide who gets the last laugh.”