Why were a bunch of stand-up comedians hanging around with each other in Las Vegas last week, hitting golf balls at a driving range, cruising down the Vegas atop a double-decker tour bus, and oh yeah, posting selfies with Will Smith?
Probably most definitely these jokers were participating in This Joka.
Announced last month by Topgolf Entertainment, This Joka is a forthcoming comedy series starring the aforementioned movie star and hip-hop artist Will Smith. The announcement pitched it as a docuseries in which Smith (who tried his own hand at stand-up earlier this year for his Facebook Watch series) sits down with up-and-coming comics and interviews them.
It’s produced by Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s Westbrook Media.
“At Westbrook, we are always trying to push the envelope beyond what’s expected to make content and tell stories that cut through,” said Brad Haugen, CEO of Westbrook Media, in a statement. “When we get to partner with a brand like Topgolf that takes forward-thinking risks to make content that builds their brand, creates unique IP, and entertains audiences to become a part of culture, we see it as a huge win.”
Among the comedians spotted on the links of hijinks with Smith last week: Rosebud Baker, Megan Gailey, Shane Torres, Jackie Fabulous, Martin Urbano, Christi Chiello, Andy Haynes, Rell Battle, Vanessa Gonzalez, Clayton English, Chris Estrada, David Gborie, Sam Tallent, Punkie Johnson, Sean Patton, Baron Vaughn, Daphnique Springs, and Leigh Lamson-Quay.
Where these episodes go is still up in the air.