Social media collaboration company Pearpop and creator Jericho Mencke are launching a live subscription comedy series on TikTok. Pearpop told TechCrunch that episodes will run twice a week in June, with eight 30-minute episodes in total. The new series, which is called “Finding Jericho,” will stream exclusively on TikTok Live. It will cost $4.99 to watch the series. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
In each episode of the series, Mencke will interview celebrities and creators, including Griffin Johnson, Sloane Veronico and Wasil Daoud. Pearpop says the series will touch on “unconventional topics you won’t see elsewhere.” Mencke will also do sketches to add a comedy aspect to the series.
The series was created by Pearpop’s development team Zack Bernstein and Austin Sokol, along with Mencke. Pearpop says the series takes inspiration from “Borat,” “Nathan For You” and “The Eric Andre Show.”
“Jericho’s random style and satirical troupes always start in one place and end where the audience thought unimaginable,” Pearpop CEO Cole Mason said. “His comedy is always clean, but with a one-of-a-kind edgy tone, for all ages. Pearpop is going to continue to push the boundaries for how creators, brands and entertainers can work together and collaborate in new ways. Today’s news marks an exciting new milestone in that journey.”
Finding Jericho premiered on June 2 at 9 p.m. PDT on TikTok on Mencke and Pearpop’s TikTok accounts. The rest of the series will air on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. PDT.
Pearpop and Jericho are utilizing TikTok’s LIVE Events offering, which is a tool that lets creators better plan their upcoming LIVE sessions, to put out the comedy docuseries. With the feature, creators can schedule and promote their event in advance to build anticipation across their community, while fans can discover, register, and then get notifications and reminders when the LIVE Event is about to begin.
Update 06/03/2022 2:30 PM ET: The article was updated with additional information from TikTok.