Wild 'n Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out is an American sketch comedy and improv television series that was created and hosted by comedian Nick Cannon. It debuted on July 28, 2005 on MTV, and aired on MTV2 from 2013 to 2016.
|Wild 'N Out|
|Also known as||Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out|
|Created by||Nick Cannon|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||13|
|No. of episodes||205+|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Mr. Renassiance Entertainment|
(Seasons 1–4, 8–)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||July 28, 2005 –|
In November 2012, MTV2 announced that the series would be returning in 2013 after a six-year hiatus. The series features up and coming comedy stars, along with the show's current cast. The premiere episode of season five had 1.1 million total viewers, making it the highest-rated telecast in MTV2 history.
On June 9, 2016, MTV announced that Wild 'N Out had been renewed for an eighth season, which marked the series' return to its original network. The season premiered on August 4, 2016. The ninth season premiered on June 29, 2017, and marked the series' return to filming in New York.
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Similar in premise to shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?, the series puts two teams of comedians against each other in a series of Wild 'N Out games which are all basically "improvisational" comedy games. The Teams are the "Red Squad", which was the team name until season 5 where they became the "Platinum Squad" and were permanently captained by Cannon; and the "Black Squad", led by a celebrity guest until season 7 where the situation was reversed with Cannon becoming the Black Squad team captain and the celebrity guest leading the Platinum Squad. For season 8, the colors were revamped once again with the Gold Squad replacing the Black Squad. The Gold Squad is led by Cannon while the celebrity guest remains captain of the Platinum Squad. However starting in Season 9, Nick returned to leading his original Red Squad team color while the Black Squad team color returned also.
After three such games, the two teams square off against each other in the final round of the game called 'WildStyle', in which they must deliver a punchline directed at their opponent's team member(s) within a freestyle rap. The comedians "beef" with each other; however, some are impersonal jokes. Although similar to Whose Line, the "points don't matter", the teams score one point per round victory during the normal rounds, plus one point per favorably judged punchline during 'Wild Style', which makes it similar in format to the improv show ComedySportz.
Each episode also includes a musical performance, occasionally by the guest captain for the Black/Platinum Squad (Nick Cannon performed with Migos in Season 6 in the episode featuring Chanel Iman). At times, the musical guest comes out just before 'Wild Style' as the judge for the beefs. Major changes were implemented for the second season including shifting the show location to Hollywood and the teams now compete for a "Wild 'N Out" Championship belt which if the Black Squad wins, the team captain gets to take home.
For the first four seasons, the show filmed from Los Angeles/Hollywood and aired on MTV. The first run episodes were suspended as Mr. Renaissance Entertainment became Ncredible Entertainment in 2012. Upon being revived in 2012, the show was produced in New York City and aired on MTV2 during Seasons 5–7, it also returned to that location for Season 9. In 2016, the show returned to airing new episodes on MTV and also for the first time since Season 4, production is in Los Angeles.In season 12 it is airing at Atlanta, Georgia.
The "Wild 'n Out Theme Song" for Seasons 1–4 was produced by Fatman Scoop. The theme music for Season 5 onward was created by Cannon himself, with a new remixed version made for Season 8.
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- Nick Cannon
- Affion Crockett
- Alanna Ubach
- Biz Markie
- Brandon T. Jackson
- Cameron Goodman
- Christine Lakin
- Clinton Sparks
- Corey Holcomb
- DC Youngfly
- Deon Cole
- DeRay Davis
- Gene Hong
- Guy Torry
- Jackie Long
- John Brown
- Katt Williams
- Kevin Hart
- Loni Love
- Mikey Day
- Nic Nac
- Randall Park
- Rasika Mathur
- Rob Hoffman
- Taran Killam
- Raymond River
- Karlous Miller
- Chico Bean
- Nick Cannon
- Bobb'e J. Thompson
- Chico Bean
- Corey Holcomb
- DeRay Davis
- Julia Young
- Jon Gabrus
- Justina Valentine
- Karlous Miller
- Lil' JJ
- Michael Blackson
- Nate Jackson
- Timothy DeLaGhetto
- DC Young Fly
- Charlie Clips
- Hitman Holla
- Jacob Williams
- Corey Charron
- Matt Rife
- Rayshaun Rivers (aka Big RayRay
- World's Worst: a game where the world best goes wrong; introduced in Season 1 in an episode featuring SNL comedian, Kenan Thompson.
- You Can't Say That: A game where the most inappropriate thing is said on live TV; this game was first introduced in Season 1 in an episode featuring Wu-Tang Clan member, Method Man.
- Let Me Holla: Members from each team use a pick up line on a Wild'n Out girl. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's unfunny, it gets a buzzer. The team with the most points wins.
- The Interrogation Game: an improv comedy game of interrogating an unknown suspect and the suspect must give out a clue of who they are. This was used in Season 1 by Christina Milian.
- The Hating Game: a comedic version of the Dating Game with bad intentions heard about the bachelors. Used in Season 1 featuring guest team captain, Fonzworth Bentley.
- Before and After: A game where one person from each team is giving a category as he/she must act out a person or thing before and after.
- Tore Up from the Floor Up: A game where people from the audience are called to walk the runway as the teams clown about the outfits. the team with funny lines, earn bells. Buzzers for non-funny jokes.
- Celebrity Death Battle: an improv game where two people rhyme as the celebrities shown in a picture.
- Turn Up For What: A member from each team shout "Turn up......" The audience then ask "Turn up for what?" If the reply is funny, music is played; if it's unfunny, they get crickets. The team with the most points wins.
- Got Props: Each team is given a prop and has to use it in a scenario. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's unfunny, it gets a buzzer. The team with the most points wins.
- That's My Dog: A game where two people of the same team (one the owner of the dog and the other as the dog) must come to an understanding of clues DJ D-Wrek gives out. First introduced in Season 1 by principal cast member (later guest team captain), Kevin Hart.
- Unhappily Ever After: A funny take on fairy tales with bad endings. Used in Season 1 by guest team captain, Kanye West.
- Remix: Each team has to remix a nursery rhyme or a song of some sort. The audience decides the winner after.
- Trap N Out: an alternative version of Remix first introduced in Wild N' Out Season 8 when Migos were team captains/performers.
- R and Beef: Each team has to make a R&B song from audience suggestions or problems. The audience decides the winner after.
- Rock N Beef: An alternative version of R & Beef used in an episode featuring Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.
- Pie or Die: Each member is given a word and has to use it correctly in a freestyle rap. If they use it correctly, they gain a bell. If they don't use it correctly, screw up the rap by forgetting what to say next, they get a pie to the face. The team with the most bells wins.
- Talking Spit: The team captains sit down and fill their mouth with water. Opposite members of each team try to make them laugh. The team that has the most spits loses.
- Pillow Talk: An alternative version of Talkin' Spit using pillows in substitution of water bottles and a bucket. This concept was used in an episode featuring Victoria's Secret model Chanel Iman.
- Family Reunion: Each member of each team have to introduce a member of the audience as their "family member" and if the introduction is funny they get a bell, if it's unfunny they get a buzzer. The team with the most points wins.
- Eat Dat Ass Up: Each team is given a random dance to do. The team that does it the best wins.
- Plead the Fifth: The team captain of both teams sit in a cage and are asked questions by the opposing members. The captains have to answer the questions truthfully. The only way to get out of answering the question is saying "I plead the fifth". The team who pleads the fifth the most loses.
- Now You Wild Out: Each team is given a place to rap a description about what to do at the place and end with punchline "Now You Wild Out" and its keep going until one team can't think of a rhyme. The team with the most points wins.
- Pick up and Kill it: One person from each team is rap battling about a specific topic. The team with most points wins.
- Flow Job: One member of each team must freestyle rap about the occupation they are given to a Wild 'n Out girl. If she gets it, they earn a bell, and if she doesn't, they get a buzzer.
- Twerk Work: Teams make up twerk songs based on occupation suggestions from twitter. The audience decides the winner after.
- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Members from each team use their best breaking up technique on a wild'n out girl. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's unfunny, it gets a buzzer. The team with the most points wins.
- So Fly: Members from each team compliment their captain. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's unfunny, it gets a buzzer. The team with the most points wins.
- So Ballin': an alternative version of So Fly used in Season 4 by rap artist, Jim Jones.
- Late Night Questions: A game were one person ask a question in bed causing the other to be uncomfortable.
- Star Sightings: Members from each team go out and find people in the audience that look like stars. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's unfunny, it gets a buzzer. The team with the most points wins.
- Who's On The Pole: Members from each team can say jokes about audience members who go up on stage and dance on the pole. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's not funny, you get nothing. The team with the most points wins.
- Bail Me Out: Members from each team try to get their captain to say which celebrity they are trying to be. The team that gets the most right wins.
- Wildagram: DJ D-Wrek will give each team a celebrity name and they got 15 seconds to act out their "Wildagram" post. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's unfunny, it gets a buzzer. The team with the most points wins.
- Instaham: Photo of a celebrity will be shown on the screen and the cast members have to explain what happened with a funny punchline. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's unfunny, it gets a buzzer. The team with the most points wins. This game was introduced in Season 1 as Snap on the Shots with guest team captain, Eva Pigford.
- Hood Jeopardy: Jeopardy with a twist, each team member can go up and say the answer to what's on screen. If it's funny, it gets a bell; if it's unfunny, it gets a buzzer. The team with the most points wins.
- Bullspittin: Members from each team get on a mechanical bull. They get a topic to rap about and each time they complete one, the team gets a point and a new one is given. They rap on as many topics as they can before falling off the bull.
- Got Damned: Team members take turns going one on one with a member from the other team in a roasting battle, if you take too long to think of a roast or you stutter, the other team gets a point. The team with the most points wins.
- Orlando Jones/Cassidy/Biz Markie
- Christina Milian/Common
- Ying Yang Twins
- Kanye West/Tracee Ellis Ross
- Eva Pigford/T.I.
- Kenan Thompson/The Pussycat Dolls
- Fonzworth Bentley/Trillville
- Omarion/Lil Wayne
- Kevin Hart/David Banner
- Method Man/Lil Scrappy
The 2nd season contains a total of 10 episodes which were broadcast from February 2 to April 6, 2006 on MTV.
- Lil Jon/Three 6 Mafia
- Tyra Banks/Sean Paul
- Cedric the Entertainer/Dem Franchise Boyz/Da Brat/Jermaine Dupri
- Marques Houston/Rhymefest/Kanye West/Bobby Brown
- Rev Run/Young Jeezy/Akon
- Kelly Rowland/Ne-Yo
- Mike Jones
- Charlie Murphy/Busta Rhymes
- Wayne Brady/Paul Wall
- Mike Epps/Joy Bryant/Pitbull
The 3rd season contains a total of 8 episodes which were broadcast from August 10 to October 5, 2006 on MTV.
- Lil Jon/Purple Ribbon All Stars/Big Boi
- Fat Joe/Clipse/Pharrell Williams
- Andy Milonakis/Field Mob
- Warren Sapp/Method Man
- Jamie Kennedy/Chamillionaire
- Ray J/Yung Joc
- Talib Kweli/Lupe Fiasco
The 4th season contains a total of 20 episodes which were broadcast from May 12 to September 6, 2007 on MTV.
- Snoop Dogg
- Steve-O/Big Daddy Kane
- Brooke Hogan/Three 6 Mafia
- Swizz Beatz
- Tara Reid/Izzy Battle
- Young Buck
- Pauly Shore/The Fixxers
- Jim Jones
- Serena Williams/Crime Mob
- Terry Crews/Pretty Ricky
- Paula DeAnda/Baby Boy da Prince
- Big Boy/Mike Jones
- Sommore/DJ Unk
- Bruce Bruce/Paul Wall
- Katt Williams
The 5th season contains a total of 12 episodes which were broadcast from July 9 to September 24, 2013 on MTV2.
- Kevin Hart/DJ Khaled
- Mac Miller
- 2 Chainz/Lil Duval
- Vinny Guadagnino/Mike Epps/Talib Kweli
- French Montana/Guy Code Cast
- A$AP Rocky
- Amar'e Stoudemire/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Lil Duval/Charlamagne Tha God/Joey Bada$$
- Chanel West Coast/Pusha T
- Joe Budden/Big Boi
- Kevin Hart/Kirko Bangz
The 6th season contains a total of 16 episodes which were broadcast from July 2, 2014 to February 4, 2015 on MTV2.
- Rick Ross/MMG
- Skylar Diggins/Vic Mensa
- Bow Wow/Que
- Crissy Teigen/PWD/Michael Strahan
- Austin Mahone
- RiFF RaFF
- Asher Roth/Drita D'Avonso/Troy Ave
- Tech N9ne/MURS
- Amber Rose/Wiz Khalifa
- Brandon T. Jackson/Jim Jones/Wonder Broz/Sage the Gemini
- Maino/Yo Gotti/Rich Homie Quan
- Chanel Iman/Migos
- Peter Gunz/Angel Haze
- Sage the Gemini
- Adrien Broner/Yo Gotti/Rich Homie Quan
The 7th season contains a total of 16 episodes which were broadcast from June 10, 2015 to January 6, 2016 on MTV2. There are also stand up specials after the episodes in this season are finished.
- Fabolous/Kevin Hart
- Rae Sremmurd
- Pete Wentz/Fetty Wap
- Nick Young/A-Town/Snacks/French Montana
- Ty Dolla $ign/IceJJFish
- Mack Wilds/DJ Drama/O.T. Genasis
- Dej Loaf
- A$AP Ferg/Hailey Clauson/Marty Baller
- Jordin Sparks/Snoop Dogg/Arsonal da Rebel
- Shaquille O'Neal/Migos
- Ray J/Lil Duval
- Remy Ma/The Breakfast Club/K Camp
- Tommy Lister/Conceited/Hitman Holla
- Fat Joe/Desus Nice/Kid Mero
The 8th season contains a total of 21 episodes which were broadcast from August 4, 2016 to April 20, 2017 on MTV, marking the first time in almost a decade that the show aired new episodes on its original network.
- Tyga/Scott Disick
- Iggy Azelea/Travis Mills
- Waka Flocka/Tate Kobang
- Travis Scott
- Bella Thorne/Jadakiss
- T.I./Young Dro
- Lil Dicky/Rachel Hilbert
- Keke Palmer/Erykah Badu/Mack Wilds/Curren$y
- Timbaland/Les Twins/Jay Leno/Lyfe Jennings/Kehlani
- Stevie J/Joseline Hernandez/Yo Gotti
- 2 Chainz
- K. Michelle/Antonio Cromartie/Flo Rida
- Trevor Jackson/DRAM
- Chris Paul/iLoveMemphis
- Samantha Hoopes/Russel Peters/Don Benjamin/Jeremih
- Lil Bibby/Ta'Rhonda Jones/Dreezy
- Faizon Love/2 Milly
- Deontay Wilder/Tory Lanez
The 9th season contains a total of 16 episodes which were broadcast from June 29 to October 5, 2017 on MTV.
- Chance the Rapper/Saba
- Vic Mensa/Method Man
- Dave East/Nev Schulman
- Lil Yachty
- Blac Chyna/ItsAMovie
- The Cast of the New Editon Story/Nick Grant
- Tami Roman/Lecrae
- Remy Ma/Papoose/Conceited/Hitman Holla
- Killer Mike/Run the Jewels
- Young M.A.
- Rick Ross/Slab/YesJulz
- Jake Miller/Shameik Moore
- Lil Rel Howery/Mia Kang/Ayo & Teo
- LeSean McCoy/SNS/Kid The Wiz/Todrick Hall
- DJ Self/Demaris Lewis/Kodie Shane
- Wendy Williams/Blac Youngsta/Cipha Sounds
The 10th season contains a total of 16 episodes which were broadcast from November 30, 2017 to March 1, 2018 on MTV.
- Wu-Tang Clan
- Sereyah/Fatboy SSE
- Santa Claus/Slick Woods/Jacquees
- Pete Davidson/PnB Rock
- MGK/Sommer Ray
- Ayo & Teo
- Keyshia Cole/Smokepurpp
- Fabolous/Elijah Kelley
- The Combs Brothers
- Tee Grizzley
- Wyclef Jean/Sara Sampio
- Gary Owen/CyHi the Prynce/21 Savage
- A Boogie wit da Hoodie/Don Q/CyHi the Prynce
- A$AP Mob
- International Women's Day Special
The 11th season consists of 21 episodes and premiered on March 15, 2018 on MTV, two weeks after the end of Season 10.
- All That Cast/Shameik Moore
- Laurie Hernandez/Yvng Swag
- Rick Ross/Slab
- T.I./Hustle Gang
- Keke Palmer/Vic Mensa
- Baby Ariel/BJ the Chicago Kid
- Dolph Ziggler/Rich the Kid
- Prince Royce/Shameik Moore
- Blac Youngsta/Cordell Broadus
- Amara LeNegra/Bobby Lytes/Derez De'Shon
- Winnie Harlow/Rapsody/Shameik Moore
- Rachel Lindsay/Vic Mensa/Kent Jones
- Dream Doll/Caroline Lowe/Roy Woods
- Matt Barnes/Mariah Lynn/Kap G
- Justine Sky/Vic Mensa
- Affion Crockett/Karlie Redd/Vic Mensa
- Mikey Day/Jack & Jack
- Trick Daddy/Famous Dex
- Wild 'N Out: Veterans vs Rookies/Maino
The 12th season approximately consists of 26 episodes and premiered on August 17, 2018 on MTV.
- Chance the Rapper/Reesey Nem
- Azealia Banks/Lil Yachty/JaVale McGee
- Rae Sremmurd
- Chloe x Halle
- Trevor Jackson/Deon Cole
- Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta
- Jonathan Cheban/Lais Ribeiro/Ayo & Teo
- Matt Triplet/Yung Joc/Curt Chambers
- Dwight Howard/Brett Grey/Trinidad Cordona
- Tiffany Hayes/Angel McCoughtry/Jay Rock
- BlocBoy JB
- Sasha Banks/Yung Joc/MadeinTYO
- So So Def Anniversary Special
- Goodie Mob Reunion
- Young M.A./Erica Mena/O.G. Parker/Justin Hires
- O.T. Genasis/Nate Robinson
- Andre Drummond/Kandi Burruss/Lil Baby
- Shaun T/Tyron Woodley/YBN Crew/O.G. Parker
- Desiigner/Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta
- Tiny Harris/Zonnique/Bun B
- Big Tigger/Rico Nasty
- Lil Durk/Bernice Burgos
- Trae tha Truth/Josephine Skriver
- 85 South Show/James Davis[disambiguation needed]/Eric Bellinger/F.L.Y.
The 13th season had filmed in Atlanta from October 29 to November 11, 2018 and premiered on February 1, 2019 on MTV.
The 14th season will begin filming in Atlanta from May 14 to May 26, 2019.
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