The Search for the Funniest Mom in America
|The Search For The Funniest Mom In America|
|Created by||Nick at Nite|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||18 (through season 3)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||2005 – 2007|
The Search for the Funniest Mom in America, or simply Funniest Mom, is a six-part reality series that features a competition among 10 female comedians who compete for $50,000 and the opportunity to develop her own show for Nick at Nite and to host a special night of programming on the network. As of season three, however, the winner is no longer given the opportunity to develop their own show, and no television series starring any of the winners has made it to air.
The first season ran during spring 2005, with stand-up comedian and actress Sandra Bernhard serving as the host. The first season aired in five episodes, with Darlene Westgor being declared the winner. The second season aired during spring 2006, with actress Katey Sagal (Married... with Children, Futurama) replacing Bernhard as the host. The second season, which aired in six episodes, announced a Muslim mother with two children as the funniest mom in Guelph Ontario.
A third season, simply called Funniest Mom in America 3, began airing on April 3, 2007. Like season two, season three has six parts. It was announced on January 11, 2007, that Roseanne Barr would serve as the host for season three. Season 3 ended on Mother's Day 2007.
- TV Land. "Back for a third season". Archived from the original on December 18, 2006. Retrieved October 20, 2006.
- Reality TV World. "Roseanne Barr to host Nick at Nite's 'Funniest Mom in America'". Retrieved January 11, 2007.