R&B POWERHOUSE K. MICHELLE SQUARES OFF WITH HER DRIVER ON THE SEASON
PREMIERE OF PUNK'D AIRING TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Today, BET Networks unveiled the new cast of returning iconic prank
which premieres Tuesday, August 18 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. Comedian
and social media star, DeStorm Power, leads the team as host,
while digital media powerhouse, King Bach, steps in as special
guest host to pull off the funniest capers. Comedians and actors, Amberia
Allenand Ron G., round out the cast as the featured
"players" who directly interact with the unsuspecting celeb "marks."
The cast names have been a closely guarded secret during production, as
the team pulled off outrageous stunts on Hollywood's biggest
celebrities. Comedian, musician and social media superstar DeStorm
Power hosts this season, adding his comedic prowess and creativity
which set the tone for what's sure to be a hilariously entertaining
season. DeStorm was recently nominated for a 2015 Streamy Award and was
previously awarded an American Music Award and a YouTube Music Award.
Similarly, digital media superstar King Bach (aka Andrew
Bachelor) has risen to fame with his hilarious sketch comedy viral
videos on YouTube, and is one of Vine's most popular performers,
counting over 13 million followers. King Bach has appeared on shows such
as "Burn Notice," "House of Lies," and MTV's "Wild 'N' Out." No stranger
to BET, Amberia Allen is a rising star who recently hosted "PS:
The BET Post Show" and co-hosted BET's pop culture-skewering viral clip
show, "The XPeriment." Finally, "player" Ron G., first made a
splash as a finalist on Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes" and season six
of NBC's "Last Comic Standing." He has also appeared on "Chelsea
Lately's" round table and "The Arsenio Hall Show" as featured comedian.
The season premiere kicks off with multi-platinum superstar Chris
Brown, who encounters a mysterious lost child while shooting a video
with French Montana, and R&B powerhouse K. Michelle, who
takes an Uber ride from hell! Additional "punks" include Rosario
Dawson, Zendaya, Trey Songz, Russell Simmons, A$AP Rocky, Miguel and
For video sneak peeks and first looks of "PUNK'D" visit
the official page at BET.com/PUNKD.
Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan page
at Facebook.com/PUNKD. Also, join the conversation on Twitter by using
#PUNKDBET and follow the show for all updates & special surprises
@PUNKDBET; on Instagram @PUNKDBET.
For more information on "PUNK'D"
and other BET Programming log onto www.BETpressroom.com.
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Source: BET Networks
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