NEW ADDITIONS TO THE SEASON SEVEN CAST OF "NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT" FEATURE HOT COMEDIC TALENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA ALL-STARS
Six Brand New Cast Members Join Fans' Favorite "Wild 'N Out" Veterans for the Series' Epic Tenth Anniversary
New York, NY (May 27, 2015) - Bringing fresh energy to the monumental tenth anniversary of "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," are six new cast members: DC Young Fly, Matt Rife, Darren Brand, Aarona Lopez, TattooManPaige and Hunter Stiebel. Fans can get a taste of what the new cast members bring to the stage in this special trailer of the new season of "Wild 'N Out." Perennial favorites Conceited, Emmanuel Hudson, Chico Bean, Karlous Miller, King Bach, Lauren Flans, Tim Delaghetto, Blair Christian, Corey Holcomb, Doboy, Hitman Holla, Jon Gabrus, DeRay Davis, Jacob Williams, B Daht, Shak Standley, Rip Michaels, Akaash Singh, Shawty, Jack Thriller, and Kojo are all returning for more lightning fast comedic improv, head-to head competition and cutting edge entertainment where only the funniest survive. MTV2 previously announced that "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," will return to the network for a seventh season summer run with 12 all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
"'Wild 'N Out' has helped launch some of the biggest names in stand-up - everyone from Katt Williams to Affion Crockett to Mike Epps, and Kevin Hart," said Nick Cannon. "You can be sure that with the tremendous talent of this new cast you'll be witnessing the making of the next big names in comedy."
"With the returning stars and new cast members that Nick and his team have assembled, this is hands down the most talented and hilarious cast yet," said Paul Ricci, Senior Vice President of Programming and Head of Development for MTV2. "After eight consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth on MTV2, we're aiming even higher as 'Wild 'N Out' kicks off our 'Non Stop Summer.'"
Newbies like supreme social media standout DC Young Fly, who has over 4 million followers across his social media and young, rising stand-up star, Matt Rife, who has opened for such comedy luminaries as Mike Epps, will take the stage with the previously announced roster of incredible celebrity guests and performers that includes Kevin Hart, Jordin Sparks, Shaquille O'Neal, Snoop Dogg, Ne-Yo, Zendaya, Fabolous, Pete Wentz, Fetty Wap, T-Pain, A$AP Ferg, Nick Young, French Montana, Fat Joe, Rae Sremmurd, Ty Dolla $ign, Migos, Mack Wilds, DJ Drama, Ray J, Lil Duval, O.T. Genasis, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Dej Loaf, K Camp and the hosts of Power 105's The Breakfast Club.
Also returning to complete out the "Wild 'N Out" party are the "Wild 'N Out Girls" Lauren Wood, Brittney Duet, Rosa Acosta, Jacky Oh, Amber Diamond and Vivian Kindle.
New Cast Bios:
Aarona began stand-up comedy in 2006. She is the creator/host of Velvet Circus - a live comedy show which fuses stand-up, sketch and musical comedy. She perfected her comedy skills at Second City Chicago, The Annoyance Theater and iO West in Los Angeles, CA. Less than six months after she began stand-up comedy, she was selected to become a "New Face" in Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza Comedy Festival in Atlanta, GA and was featured on Season 5 of Martin Lawrence's 1st Amendment Stand-up. Her YouTube Channel, Aarona Lopez, has nearly 400,000 views and includes music videos and comedy sketches that she's written, directed and edited.
Darren Brand's "ol skool" style of comedy takes his audiences back to the "best times of their lives." When this native of Southern Pines, NC is not with his band of #FFCS brothers, he can be found hosting collegiate events like the Annual Homecoming Step Show at his alma mater, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, which draws over 15,000 attendees. It's no surprise that Brand was named among the 2014 Historically Black College and University's Top 30 Under 30 by national the publication, HBCU Buzz.
DC Young Fly:
DC Young Fly has channeled his passion to entertain into over 4 million followers on social media outlets that include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vevo. He's even been co-signed by comic legends like Kevin Hart. Along with his comedic endeavors, his most recent musical project "Supplying Pressure" was featured on LiveMixtapes.com. DC's work ethic in music has earned him spots working alongside artists like Kevin Gates, B.O.B, TraetheTruth, and super producer Mike Will.
Hunter likes to make things up a lot. Some of his favorite times making things up in front of a camera happened on Finding Carter, Henry Danger, Men at Work, Super Fun Night, Happy Endings, E.R. and the indie flicks Sleepwalker and Sharp. He's also made things up at top theaters in the country like Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, Milwaukee Rep, The National Playwright's Conference & many more. Hunter also writes and directs because he likes making things up behind the camera too. Hunter likes making things up, and that's no lie.
Born and raised in a small town outside of Columbus Ohio, Matt first hit the stage at only 15 years old and never looked back. Through social media he befriended some of the biggest names in the business who immediately spotted his talent and encouraged him to continue growing as an artist. Having opened for comedians like Mike Epps, DL Hughley, Ralphie May, Finesse Mitchell, Tommy Davidson, Dane Cook, Erik Griffin, Tony Rock, Bill Bellamy, and DeRay Davis, Matt has gained the respect of stand-up veteran and audiences alike. Matt is the youngest male ever to be a regular performer at the World Famous Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
Noted as the king of impressions, Glen 'TattooManPaige' can do over 150 voice impersonations of people such as Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Mike Epps, T.I , Kevin Hart and Trey Songz. The evolution of Glen's career has grown from local shows in his hometown of Detroit, to opening for comedic greats like Comic Pierre, Ray Lapowski and Michael Blackson as well as performing at major events like Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam.
"Wild 'N Out" is hosted by Nick Cannon, who is head of the highly successful multi-media company NCredible Entertainment, which produces a myriad of TV and film projects. In addition to "Wild 'N Out," Cannon also stars in NBC's "America's Got Talent" and BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood."
MTV2 achieved its highest-rated quarter in its nearly 20-year history during Q1 of 2015, extending its streak of seven consecutive quarters of year over year growth. MTV2's first quarter success was driven by original hit series "Guy Code" and "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," each of which was watched by more than 15 million viewers. Showing no signs of slowing down, the network kicked off Q2 with new improv comedy series "MTV2's Joking Off," which ranks as one of the top shows in its time period for Teens and Male Teens since its April 1 premiere.
"Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" is Executive Produced by Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman for NCredible Entertainment. Nile Evans serves as Show Runner and Executive Producer. Chris McCarthy, Paul Ricci and Candida Boyette-Clemons are Executive Producers for MTV2.
And as part of the show's 10th Anniversary, Sprite and MTV2 are partnering for Wild N' Out season seven. Together, Sprite and MTV2 will bring fans authentic behind the scenes content this season: "Word from the Wild" - straight from the Sprite branded green room on set - with interviews of cast members opening up about how they stay true to themselves in the industry and follow their gut.
For more information, visit MTV2.com.
MTV2 is a leading male-minded lifestyle brand for the Millennial generation. Distributed in more than 80 million homes, it's the No. 1 channel for males 12-34 among networks available in under 90 million homes. MTV2's programming is fueled by comedic originals, music and cultural commentary that is curated with its audience. As a sibling network of MTV, MTV2 is an incubator and proving ground for rising young comedians, musicians and entertainers. MTV2 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.