Tuesday, July 3, 2018

On The Air: Drop The Mic (2017)

James Corden figured that if Jimmy Fallon can spin a segment from The Tonight Show into a cable hit (Lip Sync Battle), so can he.

Drop The Mic is a segment from The Late, Late Show that bowed last year on TBS, coupled with Snoop Dogg's remake of The Joker's Wild (previously reviewed). Corden, like Fallon, serves as an executive producer, but not the MC. He leaves that job to Hailey Baldwin (Alec's niece) and rapper-actor Method Man, with Josh Silverstein providing the beats. The 2nd season is winding down, if it hasn't ended already, but episodes have been split up on YouTube.

A recent episode saw wrestler-singer-aspiring mogul Chris Jericho take on boxer-turned-cable personality Laila Ali, but the warm-up act saw cast members from GLOW serve up some serious burn to a WWE quartet featuring the Bella Twins (Total Bellas, Total Divas) and Carmella.

Hys-freakin'-terical, man, and Carmella got the worst of it.

Rating: A.


Mike Doran said...

Hailey Baldwin is Stephen Baldwin's daughter; Alec is her uncle.
Just so you know …

hobbyfan said...

I'll fix it, Mike. Thanks.