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5 Reasons You Should Watch The 85 South Show



The 85 South Show

1.The Hosts

The host with the most is clearly Karlous (traditionally spelled Carlos). The 38-year-old father of one is a comedian, actor, rapper, and actor. Karlous Bernard Miller is widely known for his appearance on MTV’s comedy improv series, Wild ‘n Out, as well as the “Wildstyle,” freestyle battle rap. Miller often battled against fellow cast member, Chico Bean, which were notorious battles. Anthony Jamal Bean is professionally known as Chico Bean. The singing, acting, rapping, writing comedian is best known for being one of the recurring cast members of Wild ‘N Out since its 5th season. Last but most certainly not least, is the partial reincarnation of comedic legend Chris Tucker, DC Young Fly. John WhitfieldKnown by his stage name (DC Young Fly),  is an African American internet personality. The comedian, actor, host, rapper, and singer is known particularly for his “roasting sessions” posted as videos on Instagram. He was also a recurring cast member of the MTV, VH1, and MTV2 comedy show Wild ‘N Out. The three of them are legends in the making.

2.The Guests

The following is a shortlist of guests who have graced what is referred to as “the trap” or set of the 85 south show:


Kev On Stage

Lamar Odom

Affion Crockett

Johnnie Blaze

Sheena Allen

2 Chainz

Tokyo X Vanity



Goodie Mob

J Prince

3.It’s Funny

These men are quick on their feet. The show is full of improvised jokes and music. The house DJ plays selections by request as the men freestyle to open the show. While opening they lick and roll their “blunts” mixing drinks (with Capri Sun) to set the mood and tone for the show.

4.It’s Relevant

Refer back to the guest list. Their guests are what’s current when it comes to pop culture. These are the people taking over Hollywood and social media. If you don’t keep up, this show is all you need to stay abreast with the who’s who of modern-day black comedy and overall entertainment.

5.For the Culture

The 85 South Show was voted The blackest entertainment hour in the world. From the couches to the keyboards to the kool-aid the entire setup reeks of authentic African American culture. It is as if every black barbershop conversation that is usually exclusive to black men, has been opened up to the public with no holds barred. It is raw, refreshing, and black-owned.


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