Fuse Funny Or Die Game Show – The music-leaning cable network has picked up a half-hour man-on-the-street-style game show from Funny or Die featuring comedian Billy Eichner. The weekly series, premiering Dec. 22 at 11 p.m., will feature Eichner quizzing New York residents in a fast-paced pop culture trivia as he walks the city streets. The project marks the third TV project for Funny or Die, joining HBO’s Funny or Die Presents and Comedy Central’s Jon Benjamin Has a Van.
Eichner, a regular on New York’s improv circuit, created his man on the street videos as part of his live shows in which he asks people their opinions on politics and pop culture.
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring Billy Eichner’s unique personality to Fuse in this hilarious music game show from the streets of New York,” Fuse senior vp programming and operations Brad Schwartz said. “Contestants might think they know pop culture, but they have no idea what’s in store. Look out pedestrians; I’m a little nervous for you.”â€¨
Funny or Die president of production Mike Farah, Eichner and Krysia Plonka are executive producers.
Funny or Die got it’s start as a comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company, Gary Sanchez Productions with original and user-generated content. Funny or Die contains exclusive material from a number of famous contributors (e.g. Judd Apatow, James Franco) and also has its own Funny or Die Team, which creates original material for the site.
The site’s first video, “The Landlord,” has received over 70 million views and features Ferrell confronted by a swearing, beer-drinking two-year-old landlord. In June 2007, they received venture capital funding from Sequoia Capital, and in June 2008, they announced a partnership with HBO
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