For many of us who have social media accounts, we find ourselves discussing and laughing at several things we discover online throughout the day. Wether it’s a hilarious meme or bizarre clip, instantly it becomes something to share and talk about with friends. As apart of their newly green lit pilot originals, MTV2 has recruited stand-up comedian DeRay Davis (right) and radio favorite Charlamagne Tha God (left). In two separate projects both talents look to highlight a collection of comedic material influenced by social media.
First off for Charlamagne’s announced “Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne” series, he and a panel of comedians will add their commentary to the many things floating online.
“Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne” curates the loudest social media topics of the week. Hosted by MTV2’s Charlamagne tha God, the pilot will feature a panel of comedians and social media-inspired packages. The showrunner for “Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne” is Rich Korson, who previously served as a producer on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and helped develop “The Colbert Report” for Comedy Central. Dara Cook, Darin Byrne and Paul Ricci serve as executive producers for MTV2.
While Deray Davis is set to put a team of comedians together for the improv comedy game show, “MTV2’s Joking Off.”
“MTV2’s Joking Off” is where social media meets improv comedy. Featuring teams of rising young comedians, the hilarious, fast-paced, half-hour comedic game show celebrates the best of social media and the Internet, delivering laugh out loud reactions to the most ridiculous tweets, Instagram images, videos, and write-ups ever posted. The teams must avoid getting joked off before one comedian reigns supreme. “MTV2’s Joking Off” is executive produced by Back Roads Entertainment, with showrunner Michael Canter also serving as an executive producer. Candida Boyette-Clemons, Darin Byrne, Paul Ricci and Chris McCarthy serve as executive producers for MTV2.