Chicago’s own DeRay Davis to host new MTV2 series

SHARE Chicago’s own DeRay Davis to host new MTV2 series
SHARE Chicago’s own DeRay Davis to host new MTV2 series

Chicago native, actor and comedian DeRay Davishas been chosen to host a new MTV2 series called “Joking Off.” The show will debut April 1 on the cable network.

Along with Davis, the show’s cast members also will include former ChicagoanMatteo Lane, the first openly gay cast member on MTV2’s “Guy Code” series, and Chicago-bred comicLiz Treyger, who has appeared on Adam Devine’s “House Party” and Chelsea Handler’s “Chelsea Lately.”

“Joking Off”will be ahalf-hour comedic game show where teams of jokesters test their improv skills against wild social media memes, tweets, Instagram images and videos. The idea is to deliver hilarious reactions and “out-joke” the competition.

The teams will be made up of up-and-coming comics and improv performers, including a rotating group of series regulars. In each episode, three teams of two comedians will compete in improv games inspired by the social media input. One example:“Ok Stupid,” with performers making up dating interests, culled from fake online profiles on the show’s “Ok Stupid” parody site.

Davis appeared in the “Barbershop” movies and last year hosted “Mind of a Man” on GSN.


The Latest
Autopsy results are still pending for the women, who were found unresponsive at the James Sneider Apartments, where the local alderperson said the air conditioning remained off during last week’s hot spell.
The mayor’s announcement that the citywide weekend curfew on minors would be set at 10 p.m. comes a day after she imposed a ban on unaccompanied minors in Millennium Park after 6 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays.
New album ‘Second Nature’ follows ‘lucky’ gigs with The War on Drugs, Roger Waters, Harry Styles and more.
“I’m just amazed that of all of the things that happened in my career,” Ryan said, “I’m still known for that.”
Kalil Tate, K’Vion Thunderbird, Logan Lester and Marquise Lightfoot have college coaches flocking to Kenwood.