Nick Cannon, best known for his hosting gigs on TV shows including “America’s Got Talent,” “Wild ‘N Out,” “The Nick Cannon Show” and Nickelodeon’s “HALO Awards,” made a surprising revelation, telling The New York Post: “I actually don’t like hosting stuff, to be honest.”
Cannon, who has been a rapper, a writer, an actor and a stand-up comic, among other things, went on to say: “I turn down more [jobs] than I actually do. I only do stuff that I enjoy. Like ‘America’s Got Talent’ … same thing with ‘Wild N’ Out,’ it doesn’t feel like work to me.”
“Wild ‘N Out” returned for its eighth season on MTV Thursday.
“When Cannon created ‘Wild ‘N Out’ (Thursdays at 10 p.m.) back in 2005, he envisioned it as a place where comedians and hip-hop artists could mix in a fun way, like an updated version of the shows he loved from his youth like ‘Def Comedy Jam’ and ‘In Living Color,'” The Post notes. “The series helped launch the careers of Kevin Hart, Mike Epps and Kat Williams; its young cast members go up against celebrity guest captains in improv comedy, rap battles and musical performances. Season 8 features 10 new cast members and stars such as Tyga, Iggy Azalea and Timbaland.”
Said Cannon: “The brave people who do choose to be on this show don’t take themselves seriously. When you can show that you’re down to Earth and willing to make fun, that’s what the show is all about. Some people get it and some people don’t.”