Carnival Companions with Thrillist for Comedy Competitors Present at Sea

Carnival Cruise Line has partnered with Thrillist to launch “Island Hoppers,” a first-of-its-kind comedy competitors present at sea, aiming to seek out the cruise line’s subsequent comedy star to carry out at its Punchliner Comedy Golf equipment on their cruise ships.

The mobile-first collection is hosted by award-winning actor James Van Der Beek and was filmed throughout a latest Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Horizon. Over the course of seven episodes, Van Der Beek takes viewers on a journey as three up-and-coming comedians compete in entertaining challenges, judged by longtime Punchliner Comedy Membership veterans Billy D. Washington, Jodi White and William Lee Martin.

“Island Hoppers” will air June 11, on Thrillist’s Fb, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter channels.

Hilarity ensues because the challengers reveal their artistic cocktail-making abilities at Carnival Horizon’s Alchemy Bar whereas having to carry out a comedic act and provide their greatest one-liners as they traverse the heart-racing Mystic Mountain Jamaican bobsled experience throughout a port cease in Ocho Rios.

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“Entertaining 5 million company throughout 26 ships will not be a simple job. We’re at all times searching for prime expertise so as to add to our roster, so discovering the right comic is kind of the duty,” mentioned Chris Nelson, Carnival Cruise Line’s vp of leisure. “That’s why we’re actually excited to accomplice with Thrillist on this new and artistic strategy to carry new comedians to our comedy membership roster. Our company love enjoyable – comedy is a part of our DNA – so we’re significantly thrilled that we’re in a position to showcase unimaginable expertise on each crusing.”

Carnival’s Punchliner Comedy Golf equipment are the biggest purveyors of comedy on this planet with 27,000 exhibits yearly throughout the cruise line’s 26-ship fleet.

Boasting extra comedy performances than any land-based comedy membership on this planet, the Punchliner Comedy Golf equipment characteristic a lineup of top-notch expertise who carry out 30-minute exhibits, together with family-friendly and adults-only units, a number of instances every voyage. All performances are provided on a complimentary foundation.