Nick Cannon’s Wild ’N Out is on it’s eleventh season and it’s time to look back.
There hasn’t been many shows like this since ABC’s Whose Line Is It.
This show reminds me of In Living Color where it’s been a platform to showcase talents from various places.
Similar to In Living Color with their Fly Girls they have the Wild ’N Out girls.
In the first run the show’s star was hands down Katt Williams, know mainly for his role in the Friday sequel, his role was mixing his comic chops with his impeccable freestyle ability.
This was shown infamous when Wayne Brady came on the show.
While Brady was coming off an Emmy win Williams had a masterclass on rebuttals as with ever shot Wayne landed Katt was right back at it.
Williams used the show to leverage the attention and eventually was on 106 & Park with Dipset’s Jim Jones repping his Byrd Gang label.
Pete Davidson & Mikey Day eventually went on becoming members of the SNL cast.
Nick gave comedians like Chico Bean & Karlous Miller time to perform stand up before the Wild N Out audience.
My favorite thing Cannon’s show does is bring performers to his audience that traditional shows wouldn’t take a chance with.
When Vine was a huge platform he had stars King Bach & Reggie Couz on his stage.
While URL or KOTD only books battlers for freelance events Wild N out gave a platform for battle rappers to get consistent work.
Battle rap legend Conceited was the first to be added to the Wild ’N Out roster.
The crowd loves his humor and his catchphrase “DJ D-Wrek, cut the beat” has become a mainstay.
He opened the door for Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips then Charron who have all learned how to translate their intensity and bars from the battle rap stage bringing their personality and building their comedic chops.
There have been episodes that have turned to events.
When Chance The Rapper came to the show it was reminiscent of when Kanye West came to the Wild ’N Out stage, both received multiple Grammy awards and it was truly a great moment.
With Chance’s episode there was just an electric energy and that turned into an hour special.
With the Season 11 premiere Nick was able to revisit his childhood & his Nickelodeon beginnings where there was an All That Takeover including SNL’s Kenan Thompson surprise entrance.
Though there’s jokes about his lack of success with music or his previous films Cannon has been able to consistently give a platform to talented comedians, actors and rappers who come together to make a great show so whether it’s in Los Angeles or New York City, the Black & Red or Black & Gold squad I’ll be tuning in.