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SAB TV to launch 'Comedy Superstar'

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | August 11, 2015
Actors Sushmita Sen, Sonu Sood and Shekhar Suman will be the judges on the new comedy show, to be launched on August 22.

SAB TV will launch a comedy reality show called 'Comedy Superstar', with actors Sushmita Sen, Sonu Sood and Shekhar Suman as judges who will be responsible for finding the next comedy idol in India. 'Comedy Superstars' is set to launch on August 22 at 10 pm.

Hosted Jay Soni and Sudeepa Singh, the show will see aspiring comedians from different segments of the society battling it out to win the title of the country's first ever 'Comedy Superstar'. Produced by Pyramid Productions, it will identify the ultimate entertainer. Twelve contestants will be judged on the main attributes of a comedian such as good humour, the ability to entertain audiences and an exceptional personality.

Shekhar Suman, Sushmita Sen and Sonu Sood at the launch of SAB TV's 'Comedy Superstar'

L to R: Jay Soni, Sudeepa Singh, Shekhar Suman, Sushmita Sen, Sonu Sood, NP Singh, Anooj Kapoor, Arun Sheshkumar and Pankita Sadrani at the launch of SAB TV's 'Comedy Superstar'

The format of 'Comedy Superstar' will comprise stages such as elimination, selection and scoring. The judgment will not be open to social media or audience polling.

Commenting on the launch of the show, Anooj Kapoor, senior EVP and business head - SAB TV, says, "'Comedy Superstar' is our latest offering to our viewers and we have kept up with our promise of always delivering entertainment that is unadulterated and yet unique in terms of concept and treatment. The format of the show is different from what we have done before. We believe in providing a platform to budding talent, so that they can exhibit their flair. We are hoping that our viewers will like our latest offering and will sit back and enjoy it."

SAB is part of the network of television channels owned by Multi Screen Media. A family comedy entertainment channel, its core brand promise is 'Asli Mazaa Sab ke Saath Hai'. Its current programming mix includes shows such as 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah', 'Chidiya Ghar', 'Baal Veer', 'Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hai', 'Yam Hain Hum', 'Krishna Kanhaiya' and 'Hum Aapke Ghar Mein Rahte Hain'.

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