Guy Branum’s Talk Show the Game Show is taking over truTV soon, and it promises to be completely unlike anything you’ve ever seen: based on Branum’s hit live show of the same name, it’s a mash-up where talk show guests are judged for their chit-chat.
We’ve finally got a trailer to give us a glimpse of the madness, above, plus some more info on Talk Show‘s official rules.
Here’s what gets contestants points:
Telling an anecdote; Getting a laugh from the audience; Mentioning a city and getting applause from the audience; Using a euphemism in place of a curse word; Flirting with the host; Flirting with the judges; Name dropping; Drinking alcohol on stage; Political grandstanding; Giving a gift to the host; Flashing the host; Doing a spit take; Lying about/obscuring their age; Doing an impression; Singing; Making the host cry; and Making the audience go “awwww.”
Here’s what gets contestants penalized:
Failure to respect the host; Failure to respect the audience; Showboating; Steamrolling; Excessive name dropping; Being boring; Excessive agreement; Being underdressed; Being overdressed; Not knowing things a person should know; Pomposity; Ass-kissing; Mispronunciation; White Male Fragility; Murder; and Delay of game.
And this list of who’s competing is insane – Branum’s got everyone from former boss Chelsea Handler to rapper Kelis to Drag Race winner Pandora Boxx on the first 16-episode season:
John Salley vs. Tiffany Haddish vs. Dan Bucatinsky
Wanda Sykes vs. Scott Adsit vs. Pandora Boxx
Maria Bamford vs. Ben Roy vs. James Adomian
Diablo Cody vs. Moby vs. Arden Myrin
Tim Bagley vs. Rashad Jennings vs. Beth Stelling
Margaret Cho vs. Paul Feig vs. Ed Weeks
John Early vs. Ana Navarro vs. Kate Flannery
Utkarsh Ambudkar vs. Aparna Nancherla vs. Jon Daly
Tracey Wigfield vs. TJ Lavin vs. Oscar Nunez
Nicole Byer vs. Kyle Kinane vs. Julian McCullough
Fortune Feimster vs. Adam Cayton-Holland vs. Alice Wetterlund
Bridget Everett vs. Kelis vs. Josh McDermitt
Wendi McLendon-Covey vs. Jonah Ray vs. Michelle Buteau
John Ross Bowie vs. Aasif Mandvi vs. Phoebe Robinson
Julie Klausner vs. Moshe Kasher vs. Rhea Butcher
Chelsea Handler vs. Maurice Jones Drew vs. Nikki Glaser
Talk Show the Game Show premieres April 5th on truTV.