TV Tango Search


|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert

Wayne Brady's Comedy IQ

Wayne Brady's Comedy IQ

  • Premiered: 
    April 6, 2020
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: BYUtv
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Wayne Brady 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: comedy

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

No DVDs Available
(That We Know Of)
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
(That We Know Of)

Plot Synopsis

Created, hosted and executive produced by Wayne Brady, WAYNE BRADY'S COMEDY IQ is a competition series that features 11 talented teens, who embark on a journey to learn skills that not only make them successful performers, but that also can be applied in the real world, regardless of the career path they choose. Each new challenge teaches them to be multi-faceted in writing, directing, performing and creating comedic and musical content. But only one teen will win the chance to make a guest appearance on STUDIO C, the opportunity to perform with Brady on tour, audio-visual equipment to kick start their careers, and $10,000 in seed money. Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles hosted a special live taping event of WAYNE BRADY'S COMEDY IQ on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Nearly four months later -- on Monday, April 6, 2020 -- WAYNE BRADY'S COMEDY IQ premiered on BYUtv at 8pm ET/PT. Also executive produced by Queen Latifah, the 10-episode series begins with Brady auditioning hundreds of young people to choose whom he mentors in the boot camp. The 11 hopefuls are:

Thomas 'TJ' Boyce III (age 14; Houston, TX): TJ is a budding standup star who writes all his own material. He loves to rap and do impersonations of celebrities such as Kanye West and Barack Obama. He has performed in commercials and local theater.

Bryson Brunson (16; New York, NY): A proud New York native, Bryson has been taking acting classes through a local nonprofit at his school and dreams of one day starring on Broadway. His father passed away when Bryson was just 10 years old.

Dylan Gann (16; Temecula, CA): With only two years of drama experience at her local school, Dylan's first major audition was for "Wayne Brady's Comedy IQ," and she immediately impressed. She has more than 121,000 views on YouTube.

Julio Garcia (14; Pomona, CA): Julio, whose parents are originally from Mexico, attends a performing arts school, studying musical theater. He plays the trombone and has decided he wants to become "the greatest showman."

Dori Green (15; Nipomo, CA): Captain of her school improv troupe, Dori is also a singer-songwriter. She was born without hip sockets and spent the first six months of her life in a harness, but now she loves to perform.

Dane Jamieson (16; Long Beach, CA): The son of an acting coach and an accomplished video game voiceover artist, Dane is a seasoned actor, drummer, singer and dancer who loves incorporating different voices into his comedy.

Nya Jolie (14; Philadelphia, PA): Nya started entering beauty pageants at three months, has been auditioning for film and commercials since the age of five, and started vocal lessons the following year. Nya is a self-taught dancer and piano player.

Trent Mason (15; White Plains, MD): With over 50 digits of pi memorized and the ability to solve a Rubik's cube in 20 seconds or less, this super intelligent content creator has written, starred in and created over 100 YouTube videos.

Alexis Sanchez (17; Riverside, CA): Alexis' grandfather was a radio personality in Costa Rica, but unable to get an entertainment job in the U.S., he painted cars for the rest of his life. It's important to Alexis to follow her dreams and her family legacy.

Camaron Steen (14; Houston, TX): Camaron attended Rage Complex, Hollywood Launch and ImmaBEAST in pursuit of becoming a triple threat. He was a backup dancer for J. Cole at the BET Awards and Justin Bieber.

Sawyer Valin (13; Los Angeles, CA): The youngest in the competition, Sawyer plays guitar and has taken improv classes with the Groundlings. He has previously co-starred in a Lele Pons YouTube video, which now has over 41 million views.
On Monday, June 15, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT, BYUtv premiered "The Final Showdown," the season finale of WAYNE BRADY'S COMEDY IQ. The three finalists -- Bryson Brunson, Alexis Sanchez, and Dane Jamieson -- perform at UCB theater, and the first winner of Wayne Brady's Comedy IQ is announced.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Intuitive Entertainment