Match Game premieres October 15 on The Comedy Network

From a media release:

Hot as Blank Stars Added to The Comedy Network’s MATCH GAME, Premiering October 15

  • Host Darrin Rose is in good company as Canadian comics Seán Cullen and Debra DiGiovanni are added as regular panellists
  • Guests panellists include Scott Thompson, Tom Green, Caroline Rhea, Andy Kindler, Yvette Nicole Brown, Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Hotz, Lainey Liu, Keisha Chanté, Greg Grunberg, and more
  • MATCH GAME airs Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning October 15

It’s a perfect match! Following the recent announcement of Darrin Rose as the host of the retro-classic game show MATCH GAME, The Comedy Network revealed today the two regular panellists as well as a blanking hilarious lineup of Canadian and international guests. Appearing as regulars on the original Comedy series are fan-favourite and multiple award-winning comedian, actor, author and screenwriter Seán Cullen, and beloved stand-up comic and three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winner Debra DiGiovanni. Currently filming in Montréal, MATCH GAME is set to air exclusively on Comedy, Monday to Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning October 15.

Joining the esteemed regulars throughout the series are an eclectic mix of Canadian comics and international talent. The list of upcoming MATCH GAME guests includes:

  • Actress, producer, director and “Grand Empress of sci-fi” Amanda Tapping, @amandatapping, (SANCTUARY)
  • Stand-up comedian and LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN regular Andy Kindler, @AndyKindler
  • Montréal-born actress Anna Hopkins (Barney’s Version)
  • Stand-up comedian and actress Caroline Rhea, @CarolineRhea, (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch)
  • Improv star Colin Mochrie, @ColinMochrie, (Whose Line Is It Anyway?)
  • American actor, political commentator, and stand-up comedian D.L. Hughley, @RealDlHughley (The Original Kings of Comedy)
  • Award-winning comedian, writer, and columnist DeAnne Smith, @DeAnne_Smith
  • Stand-up comic and VIDEO ON TRIAL regular Eddie Della Sieppe, @EddieDellaSiepe
  • Canadian Comedy Award-winner and Gemini-nominated comedian Elvira Kurt (PopCultured)
  • Gemini Award-winning actress Emily Hampshire (MADE IN CANADA)
  • Actress and rising comedian Emma Hunter (InSecurity)
  • Television writer, award-winning comedian, and stand-up veteran Fraser Young, @young_fraser, (COMEDY NOW!)
  • Writer and comedian Graham Chittenden, @grahamchit (COMEDY NOW!)
  • Actor Greg Grunberg, @greggrunberg, (HEROES, ALIAS)
  • Stand-up comedian, actress, activist, and writer Janeane Garofalo
  • Internationally renowned stand-up comic Jeremy Hotz, @JeremyHotz
  • Author, humourist and radio producer Jonathan Goldstein, @J_Goldstein, (WireTap)
  • Actor, comedian, and Newfoundland-native Jonny Harris, @jollyharris, (MURDOCH MYSTERIES)
  • Award-winning singer-songwriter and actress Keisha Chanté, @KeshiaChante
  • Stand-up comedian, actor, and voice artist Kevin McDonald (KIDS IN THE HALL)
  • ETALK reporter and gossip maven Lainey Lui, @laineygossip
  • Canadian choreographer and VIDEO ON TRIAL panellist Laura Cilevetz, @lauracilevitz
  • Canadian Comedy Award-winner Laurie Elliot, @ThaFloatingHead (THE RED GREEN SHOW)
  • E! host Leah Miller, @leahmiller, (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA, MUCHONDEMAND)
  • 2009 Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off winner Mark Little, @markmarklittle, (PICNICFACE)
  • BEING HUMAN’s “Sally Malik,” actress Meaghan Rath, @MeaghanRath
  • Stand-up comedian and writer Nile Seguin, @nileseguin, (This Hour Has 22 Minutes)
  • Comedic everyman and MTV LIVE co-host Paul Lemieux, @paultheintern
  • SANCTUARY’s “Dr. Will Zimmerman,” actor Robin Dunne, @RobinDunne
  • Globetrotting stand-up comic Ron Josol, @ronjosol
  • Comedian, actor, and writer Ryan Belleville, @ryanbelleville, (The SeÁn Cullen Show)
  • Comedian, dancer, actor, host, and writer Sabrina Jalees, @SabrinaJalees, (VIDEO ON TRIAL)
  • Actor, comedian, and KIDS IN THE HALL vet Scott Thompson, @ScottThompson_
  • Stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and television and radio host Steve Patterson, @patterballs, (The Debaters)
  • Actress Tara Spencer-Nairn, @TSpencerNairn (CORNER GAS, THE LISTENER)
  • Actor, rapper, writer, comedian and talk show host Tom Green, @tomgreenlive, (THE TOM GREEN SHOW)
  • COMMUNITY’s “Shirley Bennett,” actress and comedian Yvette Nicole Brown, @yvettenbrown