The World's Funniest!

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The World's Funniest!
Genre Reality television, comedy
Written by Richard Albrecht & Casey Keller
Directed by Brad Lachman
Presented by James Brown
Narrated by Mark Thompson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
Executive producer(s) Brad Lachman
Producer(s) Gary Bormet
James DuBose
Bill Bracken
MJ Gillhooley
Peter A. Steen
Timothy Stokes
Camera setup Videotape; Multi-camera
(studio segments)
Production company(s) Brad Lachman Productions
Original network Fox
Audio format Stereo
Original release August 17, 1997 – 2000

The World's Funniest! is an American reality show that aired on Fox in 1997. It was hosted by James Brown and announced by Mark Thompson. The show was similar in format to ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos, but also featuring funny clips from TV shows, bloopers, and funny TV commercials. Unlike AFHV, there was no contest element and viewer-submitted videos were not rewarded with prizes. It was also hosted without a studio audience, with laughter backing during clips coming via laugh track.

Generally scheduled Sunday nights at 7PM ET (or after NFL football on the East Coast during football season, providing a program which could easily be joined in progress without much consequence to viewers), the series was seen on Fox until 2000.

The World's Funniest! was based on a series of specials on Fox, entitled, Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes. It is not related outside of sharing a title and concept with the current Fox series World's Funniest (previously known as World's Funniest Fails), which is produced by Dick Clark Productions.

Broadcast history[edit]

Season Time slot
1997–1998 Sunday at 7:00-8:00 pm
1998–1999 Sunday at 7:00-7:30 pm (August 2, - October 25, 1998)
Sunday at 7:00-8:00 pm (November 8, 1998 - June 13, 1999)
Tuesday at 8:30-9:00 pm (December 22 - 29, 1998)
1999–2000 Sunday at 7:00-7:30 pm (June 6 - October 24, 1999)
Friday at 8:00-9:00 pm (June 25 - August 27, 1999)
Sunday at 7:00-7:30 pm (December 5, 1999 - January 30, 2000)

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