ABC orders 'Funniest' thing

Reality series pits comedians against one another

ABC has ordered a new reality competition show from two "Last Comic Standing" producers in which comedians have to be funny on the fly.

In "The Fast & the Funniest," a group of stand-ups travel cross-country competing in challenges and performances. The first three to reach the final destination will perform for a cash prize.

The project's order is contingent on casting, with APA-repped Page Hurwitz and Javier Winnik producing the show.

"Funniest" could represent a more urgent take on the comic-competition series format made popular by "Standing," which ran for several years on NBC until it was canceled in 2008.

If greenlighted, "Funniest" would debut on the network in late midseason or next summer. It joins ABC's upcoming auto-competition series "Crash Course" and the Jamie Oliver weight-loss series among the network's reality efforts in development.
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