truTV just added a new show to its growing comedy slate. The network announced today that it’s greenlit a half-hour series called Comedy Knockout, in which comedians will compete against each other to be crowned funniest person in the room. Standup Damien Lemon will host the show, which is slated to debut its 10-episode debut season in April. Here’s more info from the press release:
In each episode, host Damien Lemon sends three comics into a battle of high stakes comedic gameplay. With points doled out based on the audience’s applause, it’s all about one-upmanship as competitors attempt to land massive comedy blows and whip the rowdy crowd into a frenzy of raucous laughter. The whole time, the comedians throw roast-like, rapid-fire jabs at each other to knock their opponents off balance. Each show ends with one comedian crowned Champion, one eliminated, and one ultimately forced to face the crowd and apologize for going down in shameful defeat.