Drop the Mic Being Offered as a Format by CBSSI


AMSTERDAM/LOS ANGELES: CBS Studios International (CBSSI) is licensing the format rights for Drop the Mic, based on the hit rap battle segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden, to global broadcasters.

From the creators of social sensation Carpool Karaoke, the segment has become an online hit in a short space of time. Guests on the segment include Anne Hathaway, Kevin Hart, David Schwimmer and Rebel Wilson. In each episode, four celebrities are pitted against each other in a rap battle royale. Each week, the studio audience chooses a new winner. In the U.S., along with being a regular segment on The Late Late Show, the Drop the Mic format has been picked up by Turner’s TBS.

“The unique mixture of comedy and music in Drop the Mic has won itself a legion of fans around the world,” said Paul Gilbert, the senior VP of international formats at CBS Studios International. “We’re excited to offer broadcasters the opportunity to take this winning format, leverage the success of the existing segment and make it into their own.”

Drop the Mic is such an exciting format, it can be cutting-edge comedy but with a musical fun side,” said Ben Winston, executive producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden and co-director of production company Fulwell 73. “Every time it airs, it has become a massive viral moment. We know this will create some really memorable television around the world.”