MTV Unveils Comedy Hour

MTV Unveils Comedy Hour

MTV is rolling out a one-hour block of comedy-focused programming. The cable network announced plans to premiere the new shows “The Almost Impossible Game Show” and “Acting Out” back-to-back on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 10 p.m.

MTV’s announcement describes “The Almost Impossible Game Show” as “an absurd comedy game show that’s so hard to beat, contestants are given 40 lives … and probably still won’t win! Brought to you by the producers of ‘Wipe Out,’ ‘The Almost Impossible Game Show’ is based on the popular UK series of the same name.”

“Acting Out,” hosted by comedian Lil Rel Howery, is described as “an outrageous comedy series in which the most irreverent, established and up-and-coming comedians of today will perform their best stand-up routines and have it simultaneously acted out. We’ll see hilarious reenactments of the best bits, bringing new life to your favorite moments from stand-up.”

“The Almost Impossible Game Show” is produced by Endemol Shine North America in association with Left Hook Media. Matt Odgers and Scott Teti are executive producers for Left Hook Media, with Georgie Hurford-Jones and Rob Smith executive producing for Endemol Shine North America.

“Acting Out” is produced by A Smith & Co. Productions (“Hell’s Kitchen,” “American Ninja Warrior”). Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton and Page Hurwitz are executive producers.