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Neil Patrick Harris: Variety Show Preview

Neil Patrick Harris’ new variety show released a promo video that attempted, and failed, to squeeze all of the greatness of the new show into a 15-second super bowl ad spot. Neil Patrick Harris ...
Neil Patrick Harris: Variety Show Preview
Written by Lacy Langley
  • Neil Patrick Harris’ new variety show released a promo video that attempted, and failed, to squeeze all of the greatness of the new show into a 15-second super bowl ad spot.

    Neil Patrick Harris begins the spot with, “I only have 15 seconds to tell you about my new really big show, so I thought, instead, why not perform a thrilling number to give you a glimpse of what’s coming? Let’s do it!”

    Then, of course, someone says, “We’re out of time, Neil.”

    Comedic genius.

    The new show will air in the fall and will be a 10-episode old-school-style variety show with Neil Patrick Harris as host.

    Almost broke off my arm during a show last week. Gots the bruises to prove it. Hedwig's outta control. #battlescars

    Fotka zveřejněná uživatelem Neil Patrick Harris (@instagranph),

    The show will have comedy sketches, musical numbers, mini game shows, hidden-camera celebrity pranks, and tons of celebs.

    It was announced back in October that Neil Patrick Harris would be bringing a great new variety show to America. The show itself is fashioned off of the U.K.’s long-running Saturday Night Takeaway from ITV.

    Thank you @TomFord for dressing us for the Tony Awards! Our tuxes were classy fantastic!

    Fotka zveřejněná uživatelem Neil Patrick Harris (@instagranph),

    After the announcement, Neil Patrick Harris said of his first experience with Saturday Night Takeaway, “As I watched the show, I couldn’t stop smiling. Now that I’ve seen many seasons, my face hurts. It’s a game changer. Nothing like this has been done before, and its unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and have some fun!”

    Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late-night programming at NBC Entertainment, said of the partnership with Neil Patrick Harris, “All of us here at NBC have been dying to work with Neil, as we’ve watched him brilliantly host the Tonys and Emmys. This series will suit his extraordinary talents perfectly. He is a versatile and thrilling talent for us to welcome into the NBC family.”

    Are you excited to see what Neil Patrick Harris’ new variety show will be like?

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