Nick Cannon has entertained audiences in film, on television, on record, onstage and online for over 20 years. The talented artist continues to dominate all facets of entertainment as a comedian, host, actor, writer, director, executive producer, DJ, philanthropist and children's book author. A San Diego, CA, native, Nick headed for Hollywood at the age of 15 and landed gigs at world-renowned comedy venues including The Improv, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store. Nick went on to share the stage with the likes of Chris Tucker, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock before landing his first television gig as a stand-up audience warm-up for the long-running hit Nickelodeon show "All That." Producers quickly recognized Nick's calling was in front of the camera, and he became a regular on the show as well as a writer, making him the youngest staff writer in television history at the age of 17. This path culminated in the creation of "The Nick Cannon Show," which he starred in, directed and executive-produced, earning him his first Kids' Choice Award. Nick serves as television executive, development consultant and talent for TeenNick, earning him the title of "youngest TV chairman in history." Always at the cutting edge of entertainment, Nick leads a highly successful multimedia company: Ncredible Entertainment. Under this banner, he produces numerous TV and film projects including Nickelodeon's "Make It Pop," "TeenNick Top 10" and "React to That." Nick's latest television endeavor is FOX's "The Masked Singer," serving as the show's host and co-executive producer. While he made guest appearances on hit comedies such as "30 Rock," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Chappelle's Show," Nick was a series regular on BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood" and spent eight seasons as the host of NBC's highly successful talent competition series "America's Got Talent." Nick is known as a passionate philanthropist who dedicates his time, resources and voice to giving back to those in need. He has worked with nationally recognized organizations including Feeding America, Boys & Girls Club, Do Something, Toys for Tots, Stomp Out Bullying, Lupus Foundation of America and The National Kidney Foundation and is an active member on the Board of Directors of New York's St. Mary's Hospital for Children. Nick established the Nicholas Scott Cannon Foundation as the philanthropic arm of his global business endeavors. The foundation has the strategic goal of economically empowering underserved youth through entrepreneurship education and workforce development and by exposing them to the business side of the multi-billion-dollar media/entertainment industry.
Growing up in Northern California's Bay Area (Oakland, Vallejo and Castro Valley), Deric Warren Battiste, professionally known as DJ D-Wrek, is an American DJ, record producer, actor and TV personality. DJ D-Wrek has been an integral part of the creative process of "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" and has been the DJ/emcee since its debut on MTV in 2005. After graduating from Castro Valley High School and attending Chabot College in Hayward, CA, DJ D-Wrek moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business. In the mid-1990s, he was signed to Caliber Records as one half of the rap duo Makin' ENZ along with artists like Howard Hewett of the popular 80s R & B group Shalamar. Label budgets prevented an album release, and the duo disbanded in 1996. In 1997, DJ D-Wrek met Nick Cannon through Kel Mitchell of Nickelodeon's "All That" and "Kenan & Kel." The two became good friends immediately and soon began working on song demos that would eventually lead to Nick Cannon's recording contract with Nick/Jive Records in 2000. DJ D-Wrek is also Nick Cannon's tour DJ as well as that of many other artists ranging from E-40 and Too $hort to Big Time Rush and Three 6 Mafia, to name a few. From 1999 to date, DJ D-Wrek has been in over 25 national commercials.
Charlie Clips is one of the most popular and relevant battle rappers in the United States. Hailing from Harlem, New York City, Charlie has consistently remained one of the most viewed artists in battle rap history. With over 36 million YouTube views and 44 battles, Charlie has securely solidified his place in hip-hop and battle rap history. Charlie has made mainstream appearances on BET's 2015 Hip Hop Awards and is currently signed on to MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," a show that meshes freestyle rapping and comedy delivered to the audience in an improv style. Charlie's lyrical, comedic and theatrical talents transcend genres and will be sure to leave a memorable mark on pop culture.
Even though Anthony "Chico" Bean has only been a stand-up comedian for five years, he has compiled the experience of a well-seasoned one. Through his budding success as an opener for Chris Wiles, Chico Bean became a founding member of the NC Comics All-Stars as well as NC's Freestyle Funny Comedy Show. He has performed all over the country at comedy clubs, colleges and universities. Recently, Chico Bean completed a run in New York City, which included taking the stage at the renowned Gotham Comedy Club for Nick Cannon's Fresh Faces of Comedy show. Chico also recently worked as a writer and actor on the E! sketch comedy series "The James Davis Project."
Originally from Brooklyn, Conceited made his claim to fame in the critically acclaimed "Motherland of Urban Renaissance" in Harlem, New York City. His first major-league battle took place during the fall of 2009 alongside battle rap legends Murda Mook and Loaded Lux at the Lion's Den. Conceited's new-school style of uncontested delivery, continuous bars and lyrical ability swept the rap battle scene like a storm in the night. Conceited and his battle rap crew S.O.N.S. have proven themselves to be industry veterans, ending battle rappers' careers league by league while also establishing a premier battle rap league of their own called THE JUNGLE. Conceited is recognized worldwide by rap industry veterans and fans alike. He has collected well over 5 million online interest views, won countless battles and prize money and plans to innovate the underground hip-hop battle scene with his influence.
DC Young Fly has channeled his passion to entertain into over 4 million followers on social media outlets that include Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vevo. Along with being co-signed by comic legends like Kevin Hart, DC Young Fly's most recent musical project "Supplying Pressure" was featured on LiveMixtapes.com. DC Young Fly's work ethic in music has earned him spots alongside artists like Kevin Gates, B.o.B, Trae tha Truth and super-producer Mike Will.
As a child, Emmanuel made a name for himself as the funniest guy in his school by dancing, joking and rapping to incite uncontrollable amounts of laughter every day. Today, Emmanuel has more than 175 million YouTube views and is touring internationally. Emmanuel has taken his career to the next level with a cameo in Rainforest Films's "Ride Along" starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube and appearances on ABC series "Nashville" and MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out."
Justina Valentine has proven she is a clever, quick-witted lyricist, a songwriter with a knack for a memorable hook and irresistible chorus as well as a video performer with an audacious fashion sense. Justina grew up in Passaic County, a fast-moving, multiethnic area in northern New Jersey. People from that neck of the woods learn to be resourceful, and while it might not be the biggest market in the nation, there are diamonds hidden in those Jersey streets. "Candy Land (ft. Fetty Wap)," "All the Way," "Muse" and eight other irresistible tracks are all on Justina's debut album "Scarlet Letter," which is a sizzling amalgam of hip hop, R & B, soul, electro-pop and East Coast attitude. Her music has also been heard on MTV's "True Life" and VH1's "Mob Wives." Other shows that have licensed her songs include "Running Russell Simmons," Logo's "The A-List: New York" and Steven Spielberg's NBC hit "Smash." Justina's energy and versatility and the sexy insouciance of her songs and her personality make her a natural fit for television.
Karlous Miller is the only comedian in the world from the back roads of Oxford, MS. He has worked with various headlining comedians and artists such as Katt Williams, Daniel Tosh, Doug Benson, Case, Gucci Mane, Dem Franchise Boyz, Grandaddy Souf, Big Oomp, Jermaine Dupri and T.I.'s Grand Hustle Comedy. After moving to Atlanta in 2005 to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian, Karlous landed a slot cracking snaps on MTV's "Yo Momma" and was also featured on Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes?" Season 2. In 2008, Karlous was selected to play various roles as a cast member on Season 2 of BET's prank dating show "Hell Date." He has also been featured on V-103's "Frank and Wanda in the Morning" television/radio show, Atlanta's HOT 107.9 and "The Mo'nique Show."
Winner of the 2013 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, RIP Micheals is one of comedy's most influential people on stage. Born and raised in Chicago, RIP's brash and in-your-face satire has the audience always wanting more. After moving to New York, RIP rapidly became the underground favorite performer at comedy shows around the city. This solidified his loyal fan base, which propelled his status as one of the NYC Kings of Comedy Superstars. His views on universal subjects such as relationships and world issues have steadily attracted audiences to him. Acclaimed projects such as NBC's "Mr. Robinson" have helped build his reputation as a comedian. "Centric Comedy All-Stars" heightened RIP's career and landed him a role on Starz series "StaannDUP!" Due to his keen sense of humor, RIP's appeared on TV shows such as Oxygen's "Living with Funny," HBO/P. Diddy's "The Bad Boys of Comedy," Centric's "According to Him + Her," Jamie Foxx's "Laffapoolza" and MTV's "Wannabees."
Season 12 – Timothy DeLaGhetto is an Asian-American comedian and rapper who is known for his outlandish sketch comedy and witty lyricism. With over 3.2 million YouTube subscribers and over 650 million video views, he has made his presence known online and on the small screen. As a starring cast member on MTV's hip-hop improv comedy show "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," Timothy has also appeared on MTV's "Guy Code" and "Joking Off." His last rap album "Cruise Control" earned him the first-ever number one spot on Billboard's Uncharted chart. Timothy made his big-screen debut in the romantic comedy "The Perfect Match" and continues to crank out content both online and off.
Braelyn Greenfield, better known as B. Simone, hails from Dallas and has spent the majority of her adult life in the South. B. Simone's Instagram videos have received recognition from the likes of Chris Brown, Rihanna, Lil Boosie, T.I. and many more. She has a crazy Instagram following with over 1.6 million followers, which are growing daily. Alongside DC Young Fly, B. Simone co-starred in the BET film "#Digital Lives Matter." She headlined her own tour entitled "You're My Boooyfriend" and sold out show after show, but B. Simone's ultimate goal is to be a successful comedian, actress and musician a.k.a. the "Female Jamie Foxx." Currently, B. Simone is a cast member on MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out."
Bobb'e J. Thompson is an American actor, rapper and comedian best known for his television show roles as Stanley on "That's So Raven," Tracy Jr. on "30 Rock" and Jimmy Mitchell on "The Tracy Morgan Show." Bobb'e J. was also the host of his own television series "Bobb'e Says." He has also appeared in films such as "Role Models," "Fred Claus" and "School Dance."
Corey Charron is regarded as the best freestyle battler in Canada. This quick-witted emcee was inducted into the hall of fame of MuchMusic's "Rap City" and is the reigning champ on BET's "Freestyle Friday." The Ottawa native expanded his fan base by winning international battles in England, Australia, Sweden and the Philippines. In 2016, Charron accepted Nick Cannon's 100K challenge with a YouTube callout. Charron has been a recurring cast member on MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" since Season 9.
Originally from Atlanta, Clayton English is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer. Clayton started his acting career in the role of Peanut on Tyler Perry's "House of Payne" and went on to win NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2015. Clayton has been featured for comedy greats including Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr, and he was named a New Face at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Clayton's recent television appearances include "Love" on Netflix, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "A.P. Bio" and "Comedy Knockout." Clayton headlines clubs, colleges and festivals nonstop across the country.
Cortez Macklin is a stand-up comedian and actor from Chicago. Since hitting the stage for the first time at age 14, Cortez has been a stand-up comedian for over seven years. Comedy became a passion after Cortez joined a youth program called Phat Kids Comedy, which was run by Tyler Perry's very own Quincy Bonds. From there, Cortez learned how to better develop his writing and improv skills. After graduating from the program, Cortez has realized comedy is his life's passion.
DanRue, better known by his fans as Dancing Dan, is a man on a mission: to bring joy to people through social media videos. With all the laughter Dan brings to people's souls, it would be shocking to some to learn his younger life wasn't easy. At one point in time, Dan was struggling and living in his car without a place to call home, then he met Nick Joseph, better known as Nick Nack Pattiwhack, who invited him to stay with him as their friendship grew. The two met in college when Nick was a student at Southern University and Dan studied at LSU. "We would always see each other at clubs," Nick recalled. "Dan was around Odell Beckham before he went to the league. Once Odell went to the league, we were all we had left, so we just started hanging out more." The two began collaborating on skits and ended up becoming roommates. "It wasn't even about doing skits anymore," he said. "We just always hung out." Currently, Dan stars as a cast member on "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out."
Hailing from St. Louis, HitMan Holla was a college athlete who started battle-rapping and ends every round with "ballgame," "yett yett" or both. HitMan's style is notable for his aggressive delivery and uses of techniques such as remixing his bars.
Audiences first got to know James Charles Lewis as a 12-year-old, precocious stand-up comedian who shattered the competition on the first BET comedy talent search "Coming to the Stage." Since then, Lil JJ has continued to shine in Hollywood as a talented actor, comedian and overall entertainer. After winning "Coming to the Stage," Lil JJ landed his own Nickelodeon sitcom "Just Jordan," which was loosely based on his life as a fish out of water moving from Arkansas to Los Angeles. The series ran for two seasons, and from there, Lil JJ became a cast member on Nickelodeon's "All That" in its 10th and final season. With an extensive background in television and film, Lil JJ hosted a variety/sketch DVD titled "Almost Grown." His other credits include TNT's "Men of a Certain Age," TBS's "Are We There Yet?," Freeform's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," AMC's "The Killing," TVOne's "The Rickey Smiley Show" and the voice of Crazy Craze on the Netflix animated series "Da Jammies." Lil JJ's big-screen work includes the drama "The Workout Room," "The Janky Promoters" opposite Ice Cube and "Brotherly Love." A stickler at his craft, Lil JJ is constantly honing his skills with stand-up comedy routines, prepping and running lines for new pilots and movies as well as being cast for MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out."
Mope Williams has catapulted into the entertainment industry and is rapidly making his mark with his multitalented, high-energy performances across the globe. Mope was born to Ronnie and Alice Williams in College Park, GA. In July 2012, Mope discovered his passion for comedy on the stage at the Laughing Skull Lounge. His high-energy, animated stage performances left the crowd begging for more. With that self-satisfaction, Mope continued his voyage and has been the feature/headliner at comedy clubs such as The Comedy House, The Stardom, The Comedy Zone, The Laff Lounge and many more. Mope has extensive training in improv and exploded onto the national stage when he joined the cast of "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out." As an actor, Mope has appeared in movies and commercials, and he has been a featured guest on Kandi Burruss's talk show "Kandi Koated Nights." Mope has worked with various comics/artists such as Nick Cannon, Grammy Award-winner Angie Stone, DC Young Fly, Karlous Miller, Michael Blackson, Rodney Perry and many others.
Radio Big Mack is the music director and an on-air personality at 99JAMZ on the popular night show "Pac Jam with Big Mack & DJ Nasty" in Miami. He has been doing stand-up comedy on and off for years and has an online sketch comedy show called "Badd Manner TV." Big Mack was born and raised in Sicklerville, NJ, but moved to Miami in 2015.
Royce Bell is an R & B artist, comedian and actor best known for his impressions of Eddie Murphy and Barack Obama. Starting his career at the age of 21, Royce has opened for both Rick Ross at the 2016 Summer Jam and Trey Songz on the Tremaine tour the same year. Royce also released his mixtape "L.I.F.E." featuring lead single "3 A.M." in 2016. He has performed and shared the stage with icons such as Trey Songz, Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Twista and more, performing music and his unique sound of R & B across the West Coast. Royce released five-song EP "1617" in 2018. His debut single "Sex Addict" premiered on the Power 98.3 radio station in Phoenix. Royce has been a recurring cast member on MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" since Season 10.
Teresa Topnotch, a.k.a. TopnotchWorldd, is a social media sensation who is definitely on the rise for greatness. Teresa is from Atlanta and is currently pursuing her acting career with J Pervis Talent Agency. With her big personality, Teresa decided to become an actress because she loves being in front of the camera and behind the scenes. She has worked with T.I., 2 Chainz, Trae tha Truth, Brad James, Kevin Gates, The Shade Room, Bossip, Baller Alert and many more. Teresa is starting her acting career as a cast member on "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out."
Tyler Does is a promising new comedic talent taking over in the Southeast who has opened for well-known comedic acts such as Rodney Perry, Reginald "Bruh-Man" Ballard and Steve Brown and for a crowd of 16,000 with Cedric the Entertainer. Born in Inglewood, CA, Tyler began his comedy career in college, hosting popular college shows such as Aggie Fest Step Show (North Carolina A&T State University) and USC Homecoming Step Show. Best known for his role as lead correspondent on the hit television show "Bossip on WEtv," Tyler has also joined forces with Ronnie Jordan from "ComicView" and fellow "Wild 'N Out" cast member Darren Brand for the Big AF Comedy Tour. From poetry jams and band competitions to performing on the QUES of Comedy tour (Joe Torry, Steve Brown, Mike Britt and Howie Bell), there is no audience he cannot relate to. He is also a member of the extremely popular sketch comedy group (improv, sketch, musical comedy) Snack Pack. Living in Atlanta since 2008, Tyler has managed to host one of the hottest open mics in the Atlanta comedy scene: Make Me Laugh Monday. Even though Tyler is a recurring cast member on "Wild 'N Out," his main role is as a writer and creative consultant to Nick Cannon and other cast members.
Davana Excell, a.k.a. Vena E., is a comedian, host, actress and public figure from Miami. Vena is best known for her huge social media influence that showcases her famous personalities and comical skits. While studying mass communications at St. Augustine University, Vena launched her own radio show on WAUG Power 750 AM "Lounge 22," which featured the smooth, sexy, cool R & B from the 80s and 90s. After graduating, she interned at V-103 The People's Station located in Atlanta and then received a job offer that allowed her to relocate to North Carolina to work for 107.9 The Link. Vena eventually branched out and started her own independent radio show "The VXL Show," which aired once a week on TheNetStation.com. Since then, Vena has raised the bar while traveling and building her brand, which consists of stand-up comedy, hosting events, her own clothing line The VXL Collection and music produced by Ron Browz (single "Yo Waddup" and "Annie"). Vena is now a prominent public figure with a million-plus supporters who view her Instagram page daily for positivity and endless laughs as Vena dances around in her famous pink robe and adopts one of her many personalities in video skits.
Watts Homie Quan is a comedic actor, music artist and entertainer from Watts, Los Angeles. Watts was discovered on Instagram for his funny and relatable life situation skits and impressions.
Yvng Swag is a young millennial hip-hop recording artist, dancer and entertainer born and raised in Maryland. YVNG is an acronym that stands for Young, Valuable 'N' Gifted. With more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram, he is one of the few well-known entertainers in the Maryland/D.M.V. areas who has taken the social media world by storm. Yvng Swag has developed a large, engaged fan base thanks to his mix of dancing, comedy and entertainment videos on various outlets such as WorldstarHipHop, YouTube, Vine, Instagram and Twitter. His viral dance video for the song "Big Green Tractor" took the world by storm and reached over 22 million views within two days, which landed him a spot on Let's Dance - The Tour in 2016 and caught the attention of Los Angeles influencer media company All Def Digital. Yvng Swag's recent affiliation with Nick Cannon and a musical recording deal with Atlantic Records provides him with an opportunity to expand his talents, music, dance, comedy and brand worldwide. Currently, Yvng Swag is a cast member on MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" as well as a brand ambassador influencer for several Fortune 500 companies.
Season 13 – Christian Perfas is an actor, improviser, freestyle rapper and spoken word poet. Born and raised in sleepy Upstate New York, he has since migrated to Los Angeles and has been making waves in the live entertainment scene for the past five years. Christian has been featured on BuzzFeed, Asian AF, truTV and All Def and at the Electric Forest Festival. Christian has also partnered with KPCC, Street Poets Inc., Young Storytellers and the Empowerment Congress. According to the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam, Christian is ranked as the "#25 Poet in the World."
Season 12 – It's no surprise Darren Brand was named among the 2014 HBCU Top 30 Under 30 by national publication HBCU Buzz. His "ol' skool" style of comedy takes his audiences back to the "best times of their lives." When this Southern Pines, NC, native is not with his band of #FFCS brothers, he can be found hosting collegiate events like the Annual Homecoming Step Show at his alma mater North Carolina A&T State University, which draws over 15,000 attendees.
Season 12 – Funny Mike is a well-known comedian and rapper from Baton Rouge, LA. While in high school, he began his career as a comedian, which ultimately kept him off the crime-ridden streets. Funny Mike is well-known across social media for his sketches and has created characters such as Crackhead Bobby.
Season 12 – Bold, vibrant, striking and beautiful, Tamera "Tee" Kissen is a comedian, actress, influencer, model and entrepreneur who is a multiple threat within the world of comedy. Widely known for comical skits on Instagram, Tee continues to amaze with unforgettable performances, stand-up comedy and a fierce commitment to master her craft. Her infectious personality and presence coupled with an eye-catching look has secured her top roles in commercial modeling campaigns and TV shows. This Los Angeles native joined the CoverGirl family for the brand's 2018 By the Infinity campaign. Tee has also been the online host for "BET Music," hosted an N.W.A. "Straight Out of Compton" promotion directed by Paul Hunter and secured the lead for "Lupe" for All Def Digital/Worldstar. Within the world of music, Tee has held main video leads for major artists, including appearances in "Private Show" by T.I. and Chris Brown, "F**king Young" by Tyler, the Creator, and "Super Fake" by Moneybagg Yo. In addition to her talents on-screen, Tee has secured major commercial campaigns with Finish Line, adidas, Google, Honda and Fiat. She has also worked with the likes of Kevin Hart, Morris Chestnut, Tiffany Haddish, Chris Brown and T.I. As Tamera "Himynamestee" continues to pave the way for other comedians, she also strives to break through the norms of this industry and fights to succeed by staying "unapologetically herself."
Season 13 – Miyha "Lovely Mimi" Thi Luong is a social media superstar. Having amassed over 1 million followers on Instagram, Lovely Mimi's outspoken and vivacious personality has everyone wondering what she'll surprise them with next. The Vietnamese beauty and mother hails from the D.M.V. area, where she owned one of the hottest nail salons. She has become one of the most sought-after nail technicians and recently made her way to Atlanta to mark some new territory. She is steadily working on expanding her brand and has recently been testing out her music chops to keep things really popping. Lovely Mimi hosts parties nationwide and occasionally gets on the mic to spit a few bars of her pop-infused rap.
Season 12 – Jacob Williams lives in New York City where he performs regularly when he is not on tour at comedy clubs and colleges across America. His comedy follows his awkward misadventures through the worlds of dating, day jobs and dining alone. In 2012, Jacob made his national television debut as a stand-up comedian on NBC's "America's Got Talent" and advanced to the semi-finals. He has been a cast member on MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" since 2013. Jacob has also performed stand-up for a "Wild 'N Out" comedy special and provides the voice of a lead character on the animated miniseries "Football U". In 2015, Jacob was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch and in 2016 made his Comedy Central stand-up and acting debut on "Adam Devine's House Party."
Season 13 – Culture disruptor and media mogul Jason Lee knows the secret to true success in Hollywood. Jason has built an ever-evolving brand empire through strategic campaign oversight, event production and influencer relationships. Not only has he been at the forefront of culture-shifting moments, but he has an expansive clientele of notable celebrities and personalities including Chris Brown, Jordin Sparks, Kris Jenner, Rob Kardashian and Jamie Foxx. Jason has executed various campaigns for brands such as T-Mobile, Samsung, Belaire, Monster headphones, Fashion Nova, the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team, Audi, 2Vllve and Quarterly. When Jason is not executing global brand campaigns, he's building a world-class leading media platform. Hollywood Unlocked is one of the nation's top five urban and entertainment brands and is notably referenced as the pulse of pop culture. As editor in chief of Hollywood Unlocked, Jason delivers fast-breaking, social-buzzing entertainment interviews and coverage around the clock. In the competitive world of entertainment, Jason has elevated his brand recognition as a pivotal voice on VH1's "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" and a fresh new personality on MTV's "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out." It's all in the numbers, as Jason's influence reaches over 7 million dedicated viewers each week.
Season 12 – Born and raised in Compton, CA, Jay Williams is a loud and proud bisexual rapper who's coming into his own in the music game as a ghostwriter for some of Hollywood's top stars and as an artist with an eyebrow-raising split personality. After years of struggling as an openly LGBTQ rapper, Jay created a raunchy, colorful drag queen persona named Kandie. Instagram fame and club bookings soon followed, but creative fulfillment has proved elusive, as Jay struggles with compromising his authentic, street-flavored artistic voice for the outrageous, bill-paying musical and comical antics of Kandie.
Season 12 – Julia Young is a comedy writer, stand-up comic, actress and improviser. Since living in New York City, Julia has worked on shows such as "Girl Code," "Impractical Jokers," "Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner," "Joking Off," "Celebrity Deathmatch," "Ladylike," "TRL" and "Hack My Life." Julia was in the national touring company of Chicago City Limits, which is N.Y.C.'s longest running improv revue. She has traveled all over the country performing improv shows and teaching creativity workshops. Julia attended the University of Michigan, where she won Michigan's American Eagle Campus Comedy Challenge as well as the title of Michigan's Favorite Comic. She also won the Peter and Barbara Benedek Prize for Best TV Script for her "30 Rock" spec script, which was selected by UTA agents.
Season 13 – Freshly graduated from Howard University, Javen "King" Cannon is following in his eldest brother's footsteps in the entertainment industry. Working as a writer, performer, and artist, King is definitely a talent to watch out for.
Season 13 – MyVerse is a Florida native Latina who began her career as a lyricist through poetry. She is a hip hop recording artist who was inducted into the legendary Rock Steady Crew and represented Orlando, FL, in the National Poetry Slam competition. MyVerse got her notoriety through the battle rap circuit and has appeared on BET, MTV and various YouTube channels such as URL and Queen of the Ring.
Season 12 – Zoie Fenty is a popular internet personality who has been active on YouTube since 2013. After posting several videos on YouTube, he launched his Vine account in early 2014. Known for his Vine videos, which have become Instagram videos, Zoie is also a YouTube star with multiple series on his channel, including "Dats Tha Story," "The Life of TT" and "Messy Monday." Zoie has also become active in the network of live streaming. An emerging internet sensation, Zoie was born in the early 1990s and was raised in Atlanta with his brother and sister. He truly is a video-content-creating phenomenon.