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The Gong Show announces celebrity judges

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 2nd 2008 8:04PM
Dave Attel hosts The Gong ShowThe wackiest talent showcase (yes, wackier than America's Got Talent) is back with Comedy Central's The Gong Show. Hosted by Comedy Central veteran Dave Attell, The Gong Show will feature seven to ten bizarre acts each episode that will be judged by a rotating panel of celebrities. At the end of each show, the act with the highest score will be crowned the winner.

The premiere episode will be judged by Brian Posehn of Just Shoot Me, Steve Schirripa of The Sopranos, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Other judges include Adam Carolla of Drawn Together, Kate Walsh of Private Practice, Andy Dick of Less Than Perfect, Ron White, Dave Navarro, Greg Giraldo, Jim Norton, and JB Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm.

I think this is worth a viewing -- especially for those of you who can sit through America's Got Talent. The new Gong Show should be funnier and have even more bizarre acts (none of the touchy-mushy back stories either).

The series premiere of The Gong Show with Dave Attell is on Thursday, July 17th at 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.

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chgosaint

No Jaye P. Morgan? No Nipsey Russell? Christ, Ihave never felt older than typing those two names.

July 03 2008 at 2:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob S.

Obviously it won't ever be as good as the original. But I'll give it an open-minded try.

It would be cool if they got some of the celebrity judges from the original. I know David Letterman's still alive.

July 02 2008 at 10:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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charles

And the Unknown Comic...gotta have the Unknown Comic.

July 03 2008 at 9:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim

The line-up of judges sounds pretty damn good. I will watch.

July 02 2008 at 9:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mark "The Hobo" Watson

Get ready for The Gong Show with Dave Attell - a new twist on a classic variety talent contest from the Sony Pictures Television library of game, audience particpation
and factual formats.

http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com

July 04 2008 at 2:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jon

Hey Comedy Central: bring back Dave Atell's Insomniac!

July 02 2008 at 8:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mark "The Hobo" Watson

The Gong Show with Dave Attell is the most anticipated
talent contest of the year.

http://www.gameshowman.blogspot.com

July 02 2008 at 9:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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