Thank God You're Here

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NBC (ended 2007)

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Thank God You're Here

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Thank God You're Here is an improv competition in which various comedic performers act in scenes without a script. The performers' comedy skills, improvisational fortitude and acting talents are then judged by Dave Foley. The winner receives a 'Thank God You're Here' trophy and 'Hollywood street cred.' This show is derived from the Australian show of the same name.

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  • This show is definately reccomendable under my books!

    8.0
    Im a big fan of "thank God your here"

    One of the best comedians (im my opinion) of series one is easily Angus Samsun! Series two probibly Reble Wilson she's pretty good! And on series three its definately Hammish Blake! (in my opinion) The judge is resanable but the host is kind of bad no effence or anything.But Hey the show's great! We all know how the show works yeah? The host takes the comidians and shoves them though a door into a whole sinario where they are asked questions and they have to answer them of the top of there heads, its interesting to watch! If you have a family that lkes a laugh i would defiantly recomand this!moreless
  • Tom Gleisner-does he ever give a bad review?

    8.6
    Thank God Your Here is a TV show were 4 people enter a door, where everyone has a script. Ummm except for them. They come up with hilarious answers on the spot, and I don't know if I've ever heard a serious statement from anyone (The actors/actresses). One fault that I think that they should fix up is the judge Tom Gleisner. He should be replaced for lack of honesty. 10/10 performance. 5 stars. 2 thumbs up. Check it out-I'm right in what I say. Also, and this has nothing to do with thank god your here, but when I see Shane Bourne on both thank god your here and city homicide, I get confused. The same person with two different pesonalitys in the same week- it's mind boggling.moreless
  • funny...

    7.4
    Thank God You're Here is an unscripted comedy where comedians compete to get a trophy by going through a variety of random "challenges" (I guess you could call them that). Anyways, the show is as funny as the comedians that come on. I find it pretty funny, but it's inconsistent. The host is really annoying though. I can't stand him. The comedian judge is pretty interesting and funny. Basically, I'm not really into comedies. This one is pretty funny, but I wouldn't watch it regularly. It reminds me of Whose Line is it Anyways and it is definately a lot worse than that show. Anyways, ok funny show.moreless
  • After all people are tuning in to Dancing With The Stars to see if Heather Mills is going to kick off her artificial leg. Sounds like a Win-Win to me.

    6.7
    Never Judge a Show by it’s Pilot: Thank God You're Here. When I first saw NBC’s promo for their new comedy Thank God You're Here I thought that this could either be very funny, or a train wreck. It later occurred to me that some executive at NBC probably thought that people would watch this show because it could either be very funny or a train wreck. After all people are tuning in to Dancing With The Stars to see if Heather Mills is going to kick off her artificial leg. Sounds like a Win-Win to me.



    I have a great deal of respect for performers who would deliberately and professionally go into a nosedive then pull up at the last minute. I also know many actors/comedians (I will not give names) who would never risk looking like a fool on television or anywhere else for that matter. Thank God You’re Here reminds me a lot of the English and American versions of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Only here there are four costumed guest stars that have to demonstrate their improvisational skills along side a supporting cast as they walk into a sketch without a script. When the guest star walks through the set door they hear a cast member say, "Thank God You’re Here!" Maybe the costume will give them a clue as to what will happen... then again maybe not. Producer/Host David Alan Grier leads the guest star to the set’s door and the guest stars are later judged solely by Dave Foley. In the pilot the guest stars were Wayne Knight, Bryan Cranston, Joel McHale and Jennifer Coolidge. I want to be fair to all the performers because they come from different schools of comedy. Some sketches require the contestants, like Bryan Cranston and Joel McHale, to do funny things. Other sketches require the contestants, like Wayne Knight and Jennifer Coolidge, to say funny things (Actually Jennifer Coolidge comes from the school of comedy that comedians say funny things and improv actors say things funny). The show ends with all four actors in a sketch together. Of these four actors, Bryan Cranston, the winner that evening, was the only one who made me laugh out loud. That is not to say that the other actors were not funny, they just did not make me laugh out loud. This looks like a fun summer replacement show but I don’t see this as a weekly series and I would imagine that there are only a small amount of willing contestants. But then I never judge a show by it’s pilot.



    Fortunately another episode followed the pilot.



    The next episode featured Richard Kind, Edie McClurg, Mo'Nique and Kevin Nealon. Of the four Mo’Nique, the winner at the end of the show, was the only one who made me laugh out loud. The one thing that I noticed from both episodes is that the winners took control of the scene where the others became part of the scene. Ironically that is what you learn in improv class. It also looks like the supporting cast Chris Tallman, Maribeth Monroe, Brian Palermo and Nyima Funk delibretally stay away from the spot light except when they are instigating the guest star. I don’t think that the show will be around for the long haul so lets enjoy it for as long as they have willing and or funny contestants.



    To quote the last words of British actor and director Sir Donald Wolfit, "Dying is easy, comedy is hard".



    Stay Tuned



    Tony Figueroamoreless
  • This show is about funny comics who are entered on a show which they nothing about except the first line which is "Thank God You're Here". Then out comes the host and the comic and he tells them to go through a door. then they act out the skit. Then vote.moreless

    9.9
    I never seen a more funny realality show. It is absolutly fab. My fav one was the one with the girl having a party and she was 43. The judge is name is Dave and he tries to act funny which is inpossible. Also my fav one is the one with girl who keeps on kissing everyone it was so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so funny. She even kissed the judge.moreless
  • TEN LOSES ITS HIT COMEDY SERIES TO THE SEVEN NETWORK.

    Thank God says Seven

    Channel TEN has lost one of its prized shows, Thank God You're Here, to the Seven Network.

  • WALTZING CELEBRITIES HOLD VIEWERS RAPT; ACTION DRAMAS FAIL TO ENTHRALL.

    Dancing feat is prime-time domination

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