The show features 12 competitors vying for a job as America’s next great weathercaster. Matt Oberg (The Comedians) hosts the competition, which will be judged by longtime weather personalities Johnny Mountain (KABC, KCBS) and Jillian Barberie (Good Day LA). Funny Or Die Presents America’s Next Weatherman marries the comedic and subversive voice of Funny Or Die with the production value and compelling storytelling of a show from Mark Burnett. Each classic reality show element – from the physical challenges to the dramatic vote-offs – will be tweaked through the Funny Or Die prism to create an original viewing experience. However, the stakes are 100% real as the contestants will be vying for $100,000 and an appearance on TBS’s sister network CNN forecasting the national weather for the morning show New Day.
Jillian Barberie started her career in her native Canada and quickly landed a prime gig at KTTV-FOX television on Good Day LA, where she spent 20 years as part of the highest-rated daytime shows in Los Angeles. In the year 2000, she joined FOX NFL Sunday to present the weather to millions of football fans.
Matt Oberg stars as Mitch in the FX series The Comedians. An actor, writer and improviser, Oberg is best known for his work on the TV shows The Mindy Project and 30 Rock. His additional television credits include the ABC pilots Pulling and The Smart One, with Portia de Rossi, Malin Ackerman, Jean Smart and David Arquette, produced by Ellen Degeneres. Oberg can be seen in the upcoming Universal Pictures feature film Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He got his start as a member of Big Black Car, an improv team at New York’s legendary PIT Theater.