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MTV2's Joking Off

MTV2's Joking Off

  • Premiered: 
    April 1, 2015
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  • Network: MTV2
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sketch)
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: improv

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted by DeRay Davis, JOKING OFF is a half-hour comedic game show where teams of jokesters test their improv skills against the wildest social media memes, tweets, Instagram images and videos. In each episode, three teams of two comedians compete in improv games inspired by Internet memes, photos, video and texts. Games include "Ok Stupid," where performers make up dating interests inspired by fake profiles on our 'Ok Cupid' parody site, "Textify," in which scenes are created out of awkward text conversations and "If They Could Talk," in which the comics create dialogue from funny animal videos. To conclude each episode, the two members of the final team remaining compete head-to-head in an epic prank call contest, "Call You Out," to decide the one jokester that will reign supreme. The teams are made up of comedians and improv performers, which consist of these rotating series regulars: Dave Ebert, Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, James Davis, Matt Pavich, James Manziello, Kristen Acimovich, Liza Treyger, Matteo Lane and Mike Camerlengo. Plus, Season 1 features guest appearances by Charlamagne, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Lil Duval, Jon Gabrus, Tanisha Long, Donnell Rawlings, Chris Distefano, Damien Lemon, Jordan Carlos, Monroe Martin, Shalyah Evans, Mike Winfield, Stephen Guarino, Awkwafina and Mac Lethal. One week before the series premiere -- on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:30pm ET/PT -- MTV2 broadcast a sneak-peek episode of JOKING OFF with Charlamagne Tha God and Lil Duval, and then the cable network aired the same episode as the official series opener on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11pm, followed by a brand-new episode at 11:30pm, featuring Monroe Martin. Season 2 of JOKING OFF premiered on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 11:30pm ET/PT on MTV2. The third season of JOKING OFF premiered on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT on a new network: MTV. New jokesters in Season 3 include: Vinny Guadagnino, Derek Gaines, David Magidoff, Leonard Ouzts, J Snow, Casey Jost and Anna Lore. David Ebert, Desus, Mero, Matteo Lane, Matt Pavich, James Manzello, Kerry Coddett, Matt Richards, Mike Camerlengo, Julia Young, Kristen Acimovic and Craig "Lowie" Low are among the returning cast members.
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT, MTV premiered the Season 3 finale of JOKING OFF. In the season ender, host DeRay Davis and fellow comedians take aim at social media's craziest tweets, pics, vids & hashtags. Comedians include Mike Camerlengo, Julia Young, Matt Richards, Kerry Coddett, Casey Jost and Burpie.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Back Roads Entertainment