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ITV2 commissions Don’t Hate The Playaz

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ITV2 commissions Don’t Hate The Playaz


Don’t Hate The Playaz is an anarchic new Hip Hop comedy show coming to ITV2 this October.


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. 


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.