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Viceland asking comedians to host primetime VICE LIVE

Cable channel Viceland will debut a new, live, two-hour nightly show in primetime next month, hosted by three comedians and a rapper.

Marie Faustin, Zack Fox, Sandy Honig and Fat Tony will anchor VICE LIVE from 9 to 11 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays starting Feb. 25, 2019.

Broadcasting from VICE headquarters in Brooklyn, the show (live, with a seven-second delay) will cover the day’s topics and trends with a fun spin.

From the network’s own description:

The show will be another platform for audiences to frame the rapidly-shifting, absurd and often messy culture around them, magnifying the multi-faceted lifestyle/cultural content and commentary that VICE was built on. Whether it’s on the culture at-large or specific trends in food, fashion, sex, drugs, music, videogames and beyond VICE LIVE will be hyper-topical, but far from journalistic — it is the VICE Guide to Right Now.

The show itself will continually be experimenting and evolving in real-time: any given episode could feature comedy pieces, celebrity visits, short-form videos, and field pieces and check-in’s from VICE’s outposts across the globe. Social media will factor into VICE LIVE constantly as viewers interact with the show in real-time, creating a 360-degree platform-agnostic experience that mirrors the fast pace of a younger audiences’ media appetite.

Jeremy Hutchins (VH1 LIVE, 106 & PARK) will serve as showrunner, while Joe Perota (Last Week Tonight, The Chris Gethard Show) will direct.

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