New Year’s Eve is about to get a lot funnier now that “Jersey Shore” star Vinny will be taking a comedic stab at one of 2010’s most memorable commercials. MTV’s New Year’s Eve special will include a first look at Vinny’s Old Spice spoof.
“MTV’s New Year’s Bash 2011 will provide a comedic look back at the past year,” Shawn Witt, executive producer of MTV’s “New Year’s Bash 2011,” explained, adding, “Vinny’s Old Spice commercial parody is just one of the many satirical pieces we will feature throughout the show.”
MTV viewers will also get to watch “Jersey Shore” star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi as she is lowered in a ball to MTV’s rooftop deck to help ring in 2011 at the MTV New Year’s Bash.
“MTV is looking to redefine the concept of the traditional New Year’s Eve broadcast,” Steve Tseckares, MTV’s Senior Vice President of Special Programming and Production, said in a statement. “This year’s show will push boundaries and provide fans with a diversified content experience that fuses comedy, music and pop culture.”
Of course, the sassy “Shore” star won’t be alone, as comedian Whitney Cummings will host the proceedings, rapper Flo Rida will perform and another “Jersey Shore” castmember, Pauly D, will serve as the night’s DJ. It’s all in the name of fun, as the special will take an irreverent look back at the year in music, television, Internet, relationships and more.
“I can’t wait to host MTV’s New Years Eve Bash!” Cummings said. “It’s going to be so fun to party with the ’Jersey Shore’ [cast] and rip on all things 2010. I’m gonna get some really good tweets.”
Cummings and her crew will be joined by “Saturday Night Live” funnyman Bobby Moynihan, comedian Nick Kroll, Internet sensation Keenan Cahill and “Pretty Little Liars” castmembers Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell. The special will debut live on MTV and MTV2 from MTV’s Times Square studio on December 31 at 10:30 p.m. ET (tape delay PT).
Of course, it wouldn’t be a New Year’s celebration without some serious fist-pumping, so the “Jersey Shore” castmembers will lead the crowd in a fist-pumping frenzy in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
While Cummings will be hosting the show live from MTV’s Times Square studio, the hosts of “The Seven,” Kevin Manno and Julie Alexandria, will be reporting on the festivities down at street level, and the “Shore” kids will make sure to keep the crowd hyped.
As if that weren’t enough, the “Jersey Shore” gang will also unveil an exclusive sneak preview of the new season of the big show.