CBS Daytime Ramps Up the Laughter!

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Jill Johnson/JPI Studios

It’s not hard to laugh, but across the board, daytime stars agree that it’s not easy to be funny! That being said, some of the industry’s most popular talent — “The Price Is Right’s” , “Let’s Make a Deal’s” , and “’s” and — certainly make it look easy to be hilarious day in and day out. Noticing the top-notch humor present in their daytime lineup, CBS decided to gather those said stars together at Hollywood’s legendary venue, The Comedy Store, to perform an evening of standup comedy benefitting a cancer charity. The result: CBS Daytime After Dark, Stand Up to Cancer — a fun event definitely worth smiling about!

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“All four of them are traveling comedians, that’s what they do, so it really was a great opportunity to say, ‘Let’s take away the restrictions of daytime television, let’s get them in a club and let them just go crazy and have fun,’” says , Senior Vice President of CBS Daytime, of the four stars, adding that choosing which charity to support with the event was a no brainer. “At the end of the day, this is all for such a great cause, Stand Up to Cancer. Across daytime, we always do breast cancer awareness in October. We have a lot of women who are watching our shows, obviously, so that’s something that’s really important. And every one of the shows supports it. So it was really easy to say, ‘We support cancer already at CBS Daytime, it’s the month of October, let’s do something that supports that cause.’”

Underwood, who was arguably one of the night’s best performers, was also thrilled to support such a great charity. But funny enough, she was a complete ball of nerves before taking to the stage! “I’m petrified right now,” she told Soap Opera Network. “Everybody is here: All of the VPs, the head of the network, the daytime stars of CBS, the nighttime stars of CBS, some great standup comedians —  is here, my crush Drew Carey is here, so I’m like, ‘Oh my god, what do I do?!’” she says with a laugh. “You want to be funny, and you want people to go, ‘Oh my God, that’s why they hired her!’ So I’m just really a bundle of nerves.”

Admittedly, being in the presence of some very attractive daytime stars wasn’t exactly helping bring her heart race come down. “Oh my God,” she exclaimed. “Aren’t they so cute?!”

And with that, she and the rest of the gang were off to make CBS Daytime, Stand Up to Cancer and the fans proud!

  • SoapFansTogether

    OK, not a single word about soaps in the article. I thought I was on the “Soap Opera Network’s” Website here, but everyone who has been following the articles over the last years knows that it’s more about silencing any movement of soap fans against the incredible disrespect CBS has shown to millions of enthusiastic viewers by canceling ATWT and GL.
    CBS daytime execs better change their failed approach of throwing the cheapest possible programs at viewers and give us our soaps back.
    As desperately as they try to spin it – with their replacement shows they are lightyears away from the ratings the remaining soaps are drawing in the key demos. “The Talk” gets significantly lower ratings in the key Demos than ABC’s General Hospital in the same time slot. And the gap is very likely to widen even more in the near future.
    At least we must do our part and continue to BOYCOTT every single of the shows they put on after killing our soaps, on CBS as well as on ABC.