Top comics selected from a talent search of 20 countries in addition to the United States perform for a large crowd at Paris Las Vegas, where the 12 finalists are selected. That lucky dozen funny guys and gals then move on to a series of challenge/elimination rounds, after which the cream of the crop return to Las Vegas for the final competitions. The winner, selected by viewers, wins a $250,000 grand prize, including an exclusive talent deal with NBC, a new car and a starring gig in the stage show "Jubilee!" at Bally's Las Vegas. Special correspondent Fearne Cotton joins returning host Bill Bellamy.