comedy game show
Produced by
Vladimir Zelenskiy, Sergey Shefir, Boris Shefir, Andrey Yakovlev
Vladimir Zelenskiy, Evgeniy Koshevoy, Nastya Kamenskih
Number of episodes
1 x 5 episodes (2nd is planned for 2016-2017)
90 minutes
Crack Them Up. Kids is a new entertaining comic format where young participants win a prize if they make laugh the jury of two acclaimed and popular comedians.

Kvartal 95 has developed this format from their original show Crack Them Up adding new features and adapting the plot for the young contestants.

Children (5-13 y.o.) take part in the program. Their aim is during a limited time (1 min) to perform with any show (a sketch, acting miniature, monologue, pantomime etc.) which is to make laugh or smile at least one of two judges. A Host, popular celebrity, who is watching the jurors, sincerely sympathizes with our young participants and roots for them. The Host’s role is game’s head and referee.

The only goal of comedians is not to laugh. If one of the jurors (or both) smiles, a contestant will get a cash fee (or a prize) for the first round. After that he/she has to choose, whether to go to the next round for a bigger prize or to collect the earnings and leave. If in the next round participant doesn`t manage to make judges smile, he or she will lose all the earnings. Each participant has an opportunity to perform in 5 rounds. The cash prize increases in each subsequent round starting from 1 000 UAH and rising to 50 000 UAH in the final round.

The project is full of childish behavior and sincere emotions. Kids often speak in a hilarious way, do not pronounce some letters, perform unconventionally or do unexpected things, so that they can disarm not only the experienced comedians but the audience in the studio, which reacts actively. The audience in the studio, especially parents and friends of participants, loudly support children, laugh and applaud stunts, they emphasize dropouts and advice whether to continue or to abandon further struggle.

The structure of each episode includes diaries about our young participants with stories about them, their families, hobbies and talents, and the brightest moments of project’s castings.