Tom Papa Is Going to Give TBS the Naked Truth
IFC’s not the only network working up new shows with standup comics. TBS has ordered a pilot for Naked Truth, a series hosted by Tom Papa that will feature a different panel of three comedians in each episode, where they’ll “discuss and riff on topics in the zeitgeist, stories big and small, all with a comedic twist.” On the one hand, watching comedians hang out and riff off each other’s bits is usually a lot of fun. On the other hand, the last we heard from Tom Papa was the truly horrible Marriage Ref on NBC, which managed to make Jerry Seinfeld and Tina Fey unappealing and not very funny. Hopefully TBS will do a better job with the panel format.