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truTV announces 15 finalists for 2018 Comedy Breakout Initiative

Here are the 15 finalists announced last week for truTV’s Comedy Breakout Initiative, designed to find new and distinct voices to join truTV’s existing roster of unscripted comedy-based formats, which is currently toplined by Impractical Jokers, but also features The Chris Gethard Show, Talk Show the Game Show, Comedy Knockout, and Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks.

The winner will earn a development deal with the cable channel, to be announced in July during the New York Television Festival.

2018 truTV Comedy Breakout Finalists:

  • Amazing Humans Of The Universe / Created by Jon Millstein, Zack Bornstein, and Glenn Fellman
  • Dream Roommate / Created by Ariel Karlin, Hosted by Tessa Hersh and Maya Deshmukh
  • Fam Exam / Created by Talib Babb and Nadirah Simmons
  • Funny Planet / Created by Zach Tomasovic and Brendon Lemon
  • The Future is 0 / Created by Claire Buss and Kat O’Hara
  • Green Screen Hooligans / Created by Andy Mogren
  • Hey Danielle! / Created by Mike Camerlengo and Matt Silvestri
  • How to Success / Created by Corinne Caputo
  • Life’s A Pitch / Created by Erin Patinkin, Melissa Pinsly, and Franklin Zitter
  • The Mating Game / Created by Greg Porper, Hosted by Jamie Kaler
  • Never Have I Ever…Until Now / Created by Jessica A. Caesar
  • / Created by Reed Kavner
  • The Unemployed Show / Created by Anna Roisman
  • We Don’t Want To Scare You, But… / Created by Tessa Greenberg and Moujan Zolfaghari
  • Your Hometown / Created by Lana Schwartz and Ilana Michelle Rubin

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