Bruce Campbell to Host Last Fan Standing
Earlier this week, I wrote about Wizard’s upcoming digital streaming network CONtv. Now comes news that the project will launch next month, and one of the original programs will feature Bruce Campbell hosting a game show.
Last Fan Standing will also be produced by Campbell. It will film live at comic conventions, beginning today at New Orleans Comic Con. The audience will play along, competing for cash and prizes, until the top four players battle for the title. More shows will be shot at various Wizard World events, and the series will premiere on CONtv later this year. It’s a neat idea, well suited to the audience, cheap to make but with the potential to be a lot of fun.
Wonder how much Thor’s hammer weighs? Or how much damage the Vorpal Blade would inflict on a 5th-Level Cleric? Fans finally find vindication in their hours studying comics, films, movies, and more with host and horror icon Campbell in this outrageous new quiz show. A collaboration between his own production entity and Pop Quiz Entertainment, this will be Campbell’s first digital series.
“At a live preview during Wizard World’s Chicago Comic Con last August, six hundred screaming fans could barely hold their seats! It was obvious to us that this would be a hit,” said Chris McGurk, CEO of Cinedigm Entertainment. “With a host as beloved in the fan community as Bruce, there’s no better fit for CONtv than Last Fan Standing. We think of this series as a celebration of the pop culture obsession and fan engagement that makes the CONtv audience so special.”
“The audience went crazy for Last Fan Standing when we debuted the game at Chicago Comic Con this summer! CONtv is the perfect place to reach true fans, and we can’t wait to challenge our audiences to find out who is the ultimate pop culture guru,” said Campbell.
“We love that CONtv will be bringing the excitement and action of our conventions to fans across the country,” says John Macaluso, CEO of Wizard World. “By shooting Last Fan Standing on location, CONtv viewers will be able to join in on the fan experience even when they aren’t able to be at the convention in person.”