Howie Mandel is converting a Danish reality show concept for American television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is "Celebrity Stand-Up," which features stars who have never done stand-up before as they try to work up stand-up routines.
Participants have five days to create material based on their lives, which they then present to a live audience in a competition to try to move on to the next round.
Mandel, an actor, TV host and stand-up comic, told the publication, "There really isn’t anything like ‘Celebrity Stand-Up’ on air in the U.S. right now. I see it as a unique and clever spin on the immersive celebrity interview. The contestants must examine their own lives to write sketches based on their personal experiences, and challenge themselves to go outside their comfort zones. The result is celebrities exposing themselves in a very honest and raw way, giving viewers a really intimate insight."
Mandel doesn’t have a network attached as yet. His current project is "Mobbed," which Fox picked up for eight episodes following a March 31 special.