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Don’t Hate The Playaz

  • Episode: 

    3 of

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Thu 25 Oct 2018
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 43 2018 : Sat 20 Oct - Fri 26 Oct
  • Channel: 

    ITV2
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Series overview
 
Don’t Hate The Playaz is an anarchic new Hip Hop comedy show.
 
Hip Hop is the most listened to music genre in the world and this is a comedy show that’s going to revel in that - everything from Snoop Dogg to Skepta, Wu-Tang to Wiley.
 
Filmed in a gig-environment and hosted by Jordan Stephens, two teams made up of comedians, Hip Hop legends & celebrity Hip Hop lovers will battle it out in front of a live audience (the audience decide who wins and loses each round) for the ultimate prize: bragging rights.
 
The two teams will be led by Maya Jama and Lady Leshurr with Darren Harriott as a regular alongside new guests on each team every week.
 
Also featuring as a regular on the show will be our roving reporter Amelia Dimoldenberg as well as a live DJ on set to drop the tracks – DJ Shortee Blitz. There will be memorable performance rounds, head-to-head battles and stars showing off their knowledge.
 
Each week the teams will be joined by a host of famous faces including, comedian Dane Baptiste, Love Island’s Jack Fowler and Tattoo Fixers Paisley Billings.    
 
Don’t Hate The Playaz was commissioned for ITV2 by Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Controller and Paul Mortimer, ITV’s Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions. It’s a Monkey production with Ollie Brack as executive producer and Will Macdonald as creative director.
 
Don’t Hate The Playaz is a Monkey production for ITV2.
 
Episode 3
 
An anarchic new hip hop comedy panel show with music live performances. Maya Jama, London Hughes, Poet and Mo Gilligan go up against Lady Leshurr, Darren Harriott, Marlon Davis and Yung Filly. They go head to head in rap battles, dance-offs & hip-hop karaoke challenges. Jordan Stephens hosts with help from Amelia Dimoldenberg.