John Mayer has made no secret of his obsession with reality TV, but he doesn’t just want to watch it—he wants to make it. The “Paper Doll” singer has come up with an idea for a new reality show, My Funny Friend, the new issue of Us Weekly reveals.
“His concept is: Everyone thinks they have a buddy who’s so hysterical, he or she should be in comedy,” a source tells Hot Stuff. “So people nominate their friends, and they go through a series of evaluations to determine if they’re actually funny or not.”
The seven-time Grammy winner “thinks it has a great human-interest angle,” the insider adds. “John says it’s a show about ‘dreams.’ He’s telling people, ‘Think how much joy there is in seeing a friend happy!'”
Mayer even has a dream host in mind for the series: celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who has hosting experience from Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.
The musician has been open in the past about his love of shows like The Bachelor and Bachelorette. In a 2012 interview with Ellen DeGeneres, he said he’s been watching since “the Brad Womack year.”
“I don’t even feel like it’s my fault for liking it,” he said at the time. “It’s not a guilty pleasure. It’s designed to be a pleasure.”
For more on John Mayer’s reality TV dreams, watch this week’s Hot Stuff video, as explained by Us Weekly entertainment director Ian Drew and Music Choice Network host Clare Galterio.
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