The Wayne Brady Show
The Wayne Brady Show was a variety show
Variety show
A variety show, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is an entertainment made up of a variety of acts, especially musical performances and sketch comedy, and normally introduced by a compère or host. Other types of acts include magic, animal and circus acts, acrobatics, juggling...

 hosted by Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady
Wayne Alphonso Brady is an actor, singer, comedian and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and as the host of the daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show...

 that originally ran from August 8, 2001 to March 11, 2002 on ABC
American Broadcasting Company
The American Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcasting television network. Created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network, ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Company and is part of Disney-ABC Television Group. Its first broadcast on television was in 1948...

. Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled by ABC and reformatted into a daytime variety talk show for syndication. The syndicated version premiered on September 3, 2002 and for its first season drew respectable ratings; the ratings dropped in its second season and the series was canceled, airing its finale on May 22, 2004. The series taped at CBS Television City in Hollywood, California.


  • Daytime Emmy Award
    Daytime Emmy Award
    The Daytime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles-based Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American daytime television programming...

    • Outstanding Achievement in Live & Direct to Tape Sound Mixing (2003)
    • Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show (2003)
    • Outstanding Talk Show (2003)(tied with The View)
    • Outstanding Talk Show Host (2003)
    • Outstanding Talk Show Host (2004)

  • American Choreography Award:
    • Outstanding Achievement in Television - Variety or Special (2003)


  • Daytime Emmy Award:
    • Outstanding Achievement in Main Title Design (2004)
    • Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing (2004)
    • Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition (2004)
    • Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show (2004)
    • Outstanding Talk Show (2004)
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