Entertainment Music Country No Joke! Brad Paisley's Hilarious TV Special Is Set to Be Rebroadcast The singer brings his comedy chops, along with his guitar, to his first variety show, which also features guest stars Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini and the Jonas Brothers By Nancy Kruh Nancy Kruh Nancy Kruh is a Nashville-based writer-reporter for PEOPLE Digital and PEOPLE Magazine. She has covered the country music scene almost exclusively for eight years, reporting from concerts, awards-show red carpets and No. 1 parties, as well as digging deep in interviews with both fan favorites and up-and-comers. She was lead writer-reporter for PEOPLE cover stories featuring Reba McEntire (2019) and Luke Bryan (2021) and reporter for the PEOPLE cover story featuring Naomi Judd (2022). A student of country music history, she's a 1,400-hour volunteer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Before PEOPLE, Nancy worked for 25 years as a writer and editor at The Dallas Morning News, where she earned numerous state and national awards, mostly for her feature work. She graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's degree in journalism, and she also holds a master of arts degree from the University of Texas-Dallas. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 3, 2020 02:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email No need for a double take: That’s Brad Paisley reappearing on your TV this Saturday when his popular TV special earns a rebroadcast. The variety show, the singer’s first, was the most-watched show on ABC the night of its original broadcast, Dec. 3, no doubt earning it an encore. Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special is a rollicking romp through comedy, song and the wild streets of Nashville. Of course, from Paisley’s 11 years of hosting the CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood, everyone knows that he has sharp comedic chops — and here they are almost the main attraction. So sure, tune in for the music, but don’t be surprised by just how funny this show is. Among the best bits involves Paisley’s favorite comic foil, Underwood, and his attempt to show her how to put some mud on the tires in a four-wheel-drive pickup. Instead, she insists on taking the wheel, terrorizing Paisley with doughnuts, fishtails and other thrill-seeking moves. (He has resolutely maintained that no stunt driver was involved.) Brad Paisley Doesn’t Think Carrie Underwood Should Have a License: ‘She Scares Me to Death’ Paisley and Underwood. Mark Levine/ABC Underwood is one of the show’s several guests who are there just for laughs. Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning shows up to hound Paisley with performance advice. Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor, and Paisley crash a bachelorette party-on-wheels — on one of Nashville’s many pedal taverns. And Tim McGraw and Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, also have memorable cameos. Manning and Paisley. Mark Levine/ABC There’s no shortage of music on the show, which was filmed entirely in Nashville: Paisley joins his musical guests, the Jonas Brothers, Darius Rucker (Hootie, along with his Blowfish) and Kelsea Ballerini, as each sings one of their hits; Paisley even ropes the Jonases into a bit of high jinks. The mirthful host does reserve the right to show off his sensitive side, debuting a new song, “Alive Right Now,” which he shares with Addie Pratt, a talented young singer who’s also a cancer survivor. Brad Paisley Loves That The Jonas Brothers ‘Will Always Make Fun of Themselves’ By the way, if you can’t get enough of Paisley’s funny side, be on the lookout for his upcoming Amazon series, Fish Out of Water. He’s set to star and executive produce the half-hour sitcom, which was announced in September (though its debut has yet to be scheduled). Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special airs at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on Saturday on ABC.