This A list celebrity has been lashing out because she is seen as the reason this new network performance show has not reached its potential.
Even if the show makes it, she probably won’t which would be a big blow.
Bring the Funny
Execs Having ‘Regrets’ Over Hiring Chrissy Teigen To Host ‘Bring The Funny’
Chrissy Teigen’s dry wit might be a hit on social media, but it’s not helping bring many viewers to Bring the Funny, and now her job on the NBC comedy competition is in jeopardy, gossip writer A.J. Benza can report in his Fame column exclusively on RadarOnline.com.
Network executives hired the former Sports Illustrated bombshell — alongside SNL’s Keenan Thompson and Jeff Foxworthy — largely because of her presence on social media, which includes 11.4 million Twitter followers.
But the curious move, which was questioned by many comedy fans, hasn’t helped the flailing show.
And honchos aren’t laughing. “There were objections in the room right away,” a source tells Fame. “‘Why are we hiring a former supermodel to judge a comedy competition?’ But…the decision was made anyway. And now there are regrets.”
The source went on to say, if the show gets a second season, Teigen will most likely be replaced by someone with a background in stand-up comedy.- Source