Monday, April 3, 2006

Finding America’s Funniest Mom Is No Laughing Matter

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Finding America’s funniest mom is no laughing matter. Just ask Katey Sagal.

The former Married...With Children mom is the host of a new reality series, Search For The Funniest Mom In America 2, which has five motherly standup comics compete for the chance to develop their own sitcom.

Sagal sees herself as “mentor and overlord, but not the voice of doom” and says the challenge was not only finding funny moms with a unique voice, but those who had the chops to transfer their standup comedy to the world of sitcom acting.

She says for every Steve Martin or Robin Williams who is able to do both, “there are even more who can’t; and I think it’s because acting requires interacting with others and sitcom is all alone.”

The show does have an elimination portion, but Sagal says the real drama may be the scenes in the New York penthouse where all the finalists lived during the taping.

As she puts it, “There were some competitive vibes and some of the comedians bonded more than others.

Search For The Funniest Mom In America 2 debuts tomorrow (Apr. 4) on Nick At Nite.

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