On the new ABC series "Trust Us With Your Life," celebs are asked to put their personal histories in the hands of a bunch of comedians and become the butt of a number of a jokes. It helps that the cast in question is the creme de la creme of the improv world: series regulars Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum, Colin Mochrie, and a slew of guest stars such as Greg Proops and Brad Sherwood.
The stars share their personal memories on 'Trust Us With Your Life'
So far Serena Williams has seen a tennis match recreated in a scene in which the actors were actually laying down on their backs. Mark Cuban joined in on the fun and recreated his early days as a young single guy living with a beautiful flight attendant in Los Angeles.
But one of the show's upcoming guests had a pretty intense story to share. Talk show host Jerry Springer shared in a recent exclusive interview that he was born in a London subway station in 1944, where his parents were seeking refuge from the Blitz during World War II.
Springer joked in a recent exclusive interview, "I don't think my mother thought it was funny at the time, but they found some humor in it." And from that piece of information, the comic geniuses on "Trust Us With Your Life" created what Springer said was his favorite sketch during his visit to the show last November.
Jerry Springer is impressed with the creativity of the 'Trust Us With Your Life' team
The "Trust Us" gang quickly crafted the skit from the little bit of information they gleaned during host Fred Willard's interview with Springer. He recounted, "I sat down. There was a live audience. And they start asking questions and they're listening. I assume they knew some of the stories, but some of it I'm not sure they knew - the fact that I was born in the subway in London, in a train station. And then all of a sudden it all clicked in and they did great stuff."
Springer explained why he thinks fans keep tuning in to watch the spontaneous comedy that Brady and his cohorts have mastered. "We can all admire it because 99.9 percent of us don't have that talent. ... We're amazed because we're always thinking, 'Oh this must have been written. It must have been rehearsed forever.' And we can't imagine it [happening] so quickly."
Jerry Springer amazed by the 'Trust Us With Your Life' cast's chemistry
And of course the chemistry of the cast is a key part of the "Trust Us With Your Life" phenomenon. Springer remarked, "It's not just one person doing it. If it was just one person improvising then you could imagine like a comedian, OK, I get it and I'm going to go with it. But when you have four people interacting, the fact that they can all get on the same page in front of an audience and keep the comedy going. So it's a teamwork beyond just one person being funny all by himself or herself."
Of course, there is one other major component to the show's success. As Springer noted, "It is a funny show - period. They're just funny."
Check him out on "Trust Us With Your Life" on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. Central on ABC.
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