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Wild'N Out Summary

  • Show Status: Hiatus
  • Wild'N Out is Five Hours long
  • 10 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened July 28, 2005
  • Show Closes: Open ended
  • Improv Comedy
  • Cable TV

Wild 'N Out is an improvisational TV show where comedians and rappers have rap battles with each other to see who is the best at insulting each other.

Wild'N Out Ticket Information

'Wild 'N Out' has previously been being taped in New York City and Los Angeles.

The most recent taping locations have been at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia. The show tapings now rotate between these three locations, but the show spends most of its time on Hiatus.

Wild'N Out Show Schedule

Wild 'N Out episodes are taped weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Wild'N Out Broadcast Time

Wild 'N Out is transmitted at 11:00 PM every Thursday on MTV2.
The show is very popular on the network, so it broadcasts reruns at random times during late afternoons and evenings.

Wild'N Out Age Requirements

Although the show states that there is an over eighteen requirement, No ID's are actually checked on entry. This also means that audience members can use other people's reservations to get in, IE where the name on their ticket reservation does not match the name on their ID.

Wild'N Out Host Profile

Nick Cannon was born in 1980 and is a multi talented entertainment impresario with previous roles in movies including Drumline and Roll Bounce. Cannon is also well known as a wannabe rapper and all-around stage and TV entertainer.

America's Got Talent Was The Big Opportunity for Cannon in 2009

Nick Cannon found his way onto mainstream American television when he landed the gig as the host on America's Got Talent (AGT) when Regis Philbin and Jerry Springer could not figure how to hang on to this role. At the time, AGT also included Howard Stern and Howie Mandel on the show.

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Wild 'N Out TV Show With Nick Cannon As Host:

For people who believed the hype that MTV2 was where music videos go-to-die, you may be surprised to find Nick Cannon's incarnation of the Wild 'N Out TV show flourishing on this channel. Wild 'N Out is not just showing up on this channel because it has nowhere else to live, it is actually flourishing on this somewhat marginalized cable channel.

Show Became Highest Ratings on MTV2

Wild 'N Out became the highest rated TV show on MTV2 since the channel began transmitting in 1996 as The Box. Wild 'N Out now achieves over a million viewers per show on the VH1 cable channel, far more than the normal amount of viewership expected on this medium. The show is also strong with fussy demographics like the millennials, who cannot seem to operate a remote control unless it is part of an app on their iPhone.

Nick Cannon with Chance the Rapper on Wild N' Out
Nick Cannon with Chance the Rapper on Wild N' Out

Show Taping Is During The Day

Seeing Nick Cannon and The Wild N' Out TV Show being taped should be an entertaining and enjoyable night out, but the show is actually shot during the day! At the taping, it does not take them long to get you into the nightclub mood, it is just a little odd when you leave the studio and the sun is shining outside.

Show Audience Is Mostly Black Teens

Most of the audience at the taping are black, college-age (and under/unemployed) youth and because the show is shot during the day and in the work week, the timing works for this kind of audience. Other TV shows shot during this time-slot fill their audience with retired people, but this show is definitely not for them.

Despite The Appearance On TV, The Show Has Serious Problems

Despite the look on TV, there are no free giveaways at the show. They do have champagne bottles on the tables, but you quickly learn all those are fake and the show does not provide refreshments to anyone. The show has some great celebrities in the line-up, so you are never quite sure who is going to turn up.

Whites And Asians Are Given Better Seats At The Show

Getting seats at the tables on the studio floor, rather than standing in the balcony seems to be down to a bit of luck and being there very early. Production assistants seem to seat whites and Asians more in the camera line, as they are in the minority at this show.

Attending this TV show recording in-person is a terrible experience overall as the audience members are herded around like cattle for over four hours without pay or any food. The shoot is a total mess. Bathroom breaks are frowned upon, as production assistants have to accompany anyone who needs the bathroom.

Nick Cannon Interacts With The Audience

When Nick Cannon does finally come out he is friendly and down to earth and provides some hilarious moments during the show taping, on and off camera. Be prepared for a lot of waiting around as the production can take over four hours to record just twenty minutes of show footage. The actual total time in the studio for audience members is north of five hours, with no refreshments and few bathroom breaks.

Wild N Out Logo
The Famous Wild N Out Logo

The Wild 'N Out logo

The Wild 'N Out logo was created by Kevin Van Laken in September 2005. Laken's approach was to portray an urban feel using a graffiti-styled font and the spray paint accents that surround the words 'Wild 'N Out' further emphasizes that hip-hop feeling. At first glance, one would think that the silhouettes are just vector illustrations, but upon extensive analysis, we could see that the middle figure, holding up his arms, is actually Nick Cannon and the figures next to him are two of his cast members.

The cast member on the left looks decidedly like SchoolBoy Q, with his unmistakable bucket hat and the figure on the right looks very much like Jay Z. The looming figure in the center was added by Laken who did this purposely to further express Nick Cannon's power over the entire series, (Cannon being the developer, creator, owner, team captain and host of the show).

The Show Has Been Through The Wringer

It has not been all love-and-roses for Cannon's TV show, which has been an on-again, off-again affair with its original green-light in 2005 in Los Angeles, show cancellation in 2007 and then and its surprising new green-light for the production in 2013 in New York City.

The often mercurial MTV (owned by Viacom) decided they could leverage Cannon's new on-screen and off-screen stardom (From AGT as host and marriage/divorce with Mariah Carey) for more ratings. The plan worked, as each Wild 'N Out show now garners a 1.6 share in a market with over 1 million eyeballs watching the show on MTV2 and over 2.5 million people watching the show online in some other media form. The numbers on VH1 are even better.

Show Was To Be Moved to MTV, But Ended Up On VH1

MTV made overtures to move the show from MTV2 to MTV, where their bigger shows reside, but Cannon smartly resisted the temptation to mess with a winning formula. However, in 2015, Cannon finally relented and brought Wild'N Out back to MTV for the reason being this show is the best show MTV has to offer with higher ratings than any other show currently on either networks. It then was moved in 2019 to VH1.

Cannon Now Owns 100% Of The Rights To The Show

After a big falling out with Viacom in 2015, Cannon renegotiated his contract and he now owns the full rights to his show Wild 'N Out, the urban sketch comedy show that appears at the top of the line-up on MTV.

Cannon is infamous in gossip tabloids for his rocky relationship with Mariah Carey and subsequent separation and divorce from her in early 2015 and the large amount of children that he has fathered with just as many baby momma's.

Wild'N Out Notes

Noteworthy Dates For This TV Show:

  • July 28, 2005: Premier of the first iteration of the show.
  • September 5, 2007: Conclusion of the first iteration of the show before its 6-year hiatus.
  • May 23, 2010: Reunion episode recalling the funniest moments on Wild 'N Out over the years.
  • July 9, 2013: Brought back to life with the premier of 5th season after six year absence.
  • July 2, 2014: The show was renewed and the 6th season began.
  • February 2015: New shows shot in New York City

Show Shooting Schedule Timeline:

The Wild 'N Out TV show can start at different times, but as an example the show on a given night ran to the following schedule:

  • 3:30 PM Ticket holders arrive early to be on the line for the table seats.
  • 4:30 PM Ticket holders are asked to arrive at this regular time and get in line and fill out release forms
  • 6:00 PM The audience finally gets into the building, but not the studio,
  • 6:30 PM Ticket holders are put through rigorous security and are forced to check all possessions.
  • 7:00 PM The audience is led to their locations on the balcony overlooking the stage, early birds are already seated at the tables
  • 7:05 PM Two comedians come out to warm-up the crowd
  • 7:15 PM Standby ticket line is led into the studio to fill up whatever standing slots are left
  • 7:30 PM Nick Cannon finally starts the show to a bored crowd
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM The show tapes with various short breaks to clean up the stage and get ready for the next take. Show retakes are necessary.
  • 8:30 PM Show taping runs for an hour and finishes at 8:30 PM


In the early days of the show, Wild'N Out was taped at the Brooklyn Studios at 24B Greenpoint Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.


TVTAPING would like to mention that we are thankfully not affiliated, nor associated, with Nick Cannon's Wild N' Out TV show, MTV or Viacom. We are also not associated with the production companies: Collective Studios, MTV Productions, MTV/Remote Productions, One Louder Productions or 1iota audience who collectively produce the Wild'N Out TV Show.

We believe that Nick Cannon's recent "Cease and Desist" against New York Show Tickets Inc., under the false guise of trademark law, is a thinly veiled attempt to silence criticism of his show in the story that highlights the awful way they treat their in-studio TV audience.

Cast Members

Nick Cannon
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Black and Silver Team Members
Timothy De La Ghetto
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DeRay Davis
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Affion Crockett
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Chico Bean
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Mikey Day
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Rasika Mathur
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Emmanuel Hudson
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Black and Silver Team Members
Lauren Flans
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Corey Holcomb

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