Darrin Rose to Host Comedy Network’s “Match Game”; Yvette Nicole Brown and Colin Mochrie Panelists
Match Game, which debuts on October 15th on Comedy Network in Canada, has named Darrin Rose the host. Darrin has appeared in Canadian comedies such as Mr. D, MuchMusic’s Video on Trial, and was a part of the Toronto-based sketch comedy troupe The Sketchersons. “It’s fun to be part of such an iconic game show, if only because my dad is finally interested in my career,” said Rose. “He said ‘the new Gene Rayburn, eh? I guess now I can stop telling my friends you’re a real estate agent.’”
“Darrin’s comic timing, his charisma, and his charm make him the perfect match for MATCH GAME,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “With his outstanding stand-up chops and wide range of on-camera success, Darrin is ready to put his own stamp on this iconic game show.”
Some of the panelists have also been announced. Those people include @yvettenbrown, who is currently doing fantastic on GSN’s The Pyramid; Colin Mochrie who most of you should know as one of the funniest people on the planet from Whose Line is it Anyway; Laura Cilevitz, Graham Chittenden, Sean Cullen, and Debra DiGiovanni among others. If some of those names don’t get you excited for a comedy game show then I don’t know what will. Take a look at a picture Nicole took from the set below. Looks like they’re giving Colin Mochrie the Charles Nelson Reilly seat.
This revival will be interesting to see, and it’ll be equally interesting to see what happens to the Match Game format in the United States because of it. It’s well established that Fremantle has been trying to get a successful revival off the ground for decades now, with only a short lived syndicated revival and a few pilots on Fox and GSN to show for it. If Match Game works out on the Comedy Network, you may just see it back in America. Stay tuned and be sure to watch if you can starting October 15th on the Comedy Network.
Source : Bell Media