FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT GAME SHOWS WITH MTV'S NEW SERIES "BROKE A$$ GAME SHOW" PREMIERING IN FEBRUARY 2015
Hosted By Comedians Derek Gaines and David Magidoff
PASADENA,CA (January, 10, 2015) - Premiering February 5, at 11:00 ET/PT on MTV, "Broke A$$ Game Show," is a new half-hour comedy that ushers in the next phase of the classic American game show by breaking all the rules and tossing out everything you think you know about game shows. Hosts Derek Gaines and David Magidoff hit the streets of New York City to lure unsuspecting contestants into taking part in some seriously fun, sometimes twisted games that push their personal limits all for some cold, hard cash.
Dispensing with fancy lights, stages and expensive props, "Broke A$$ Game Show" serves up irreverent street games like Twerk Off, a winner-take-all booty-bouncing battle with construction workers, or Cats Humping States, where players win big bucks by correctly identifying states upon which felines are fornicating."
Derek Gaines (@Derek1Gaines)
Derek Gaines was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African American in the suburbs. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014 when he appeared on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live and was recently selected by the Just For Laughs Festival as part of their New Faces. Derek has been a contributor to VH1's Big Morning Buzz and will star in Morgan Spurlock's upcoming docu-series Connected.
David Magidoff (@DavidMagidoff)
David is the founder of Monkey Butler, an international comedy school that has taught free improv classes to over 3,000 people in the US, UK and New Zealand. He has performed at UCB, iOWest, and is a graduate of the USC Theatre School. David recently guest-starred on NCIS:LA, CSI, Austin & Ally. He will also be appearing on Netflix's live-action Richie Rich series in 2015.
Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher serve as Executive producers for B-17 Entertainment (A Division of Core Media Group). Lauren Dolgen, Colin Nash, Kristina Edwards and Jennifer Russakoff are the Executives in charge for MTV.
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