Mumbai: MTV India has partnered with Center Fruit – Perfetti Van Melle India’s (PVMI) largest gum brand to announce a talent hunt for the comedy show to be held near Mount Everest Base Camp. As a part of the association facilitated by Wavemaker, MTV India and Center Fruit launch a co-branded comedy talent hunt show starting today, 20th July, 2021.
Scheduled to be promoted extensively on MTV India’s and Center Fruit’s official digital assets, the talent hunt will give viewers a chance to send in their entries to participate in the show. Of all the entries received,selected candidates will get an opportunity to compete for the winning title on MTV-Center Fruit Comedy Base Camp which will air on MTV India.Hosted by the quick-witted Cyrus Broacha, the episodes will go on air on television later this year.
Entries will be reviewed by an interesting line-up of renowned comedians and entertainers who will come together to shortlist India’s upcoming comic sensations. Post the screening and dedicated mentoring by the judges, 5 winners will stand a once-in-a-lifetime chance to trek up to Mount Everest Base Camp and perform near it in 2022 for the grand finale. Winner of the MTV-Center Fruit Comedy Base Camp will not only take the trophy home but will also be awarded cash prizes.
Speaking about the show, Rohit Kapoor – Director Marketing, Perfetti Van Melle India said,“The comedy scene in India has grown tremendously over the last few years, but there is immense untapped potential yet. We coupled the trend of consumers indulging in a spot of comedy in their everyday lives with the natural fitment of humor as a key component of Center fruit’s brand philosophy of Mood Ting Tong (Mood upliftment) for this latest adventure. And what better platform for partnership than MTV India that understands what makes young India tick. Our association with them to offer consumers this opportunity is another collective effort to bring joy and recognize hidden talent from across the country.”
Speaking about the association, Mahesh Shetty, Head- Network Sales, Viacom18, said, “Over the years, MTV India has forayed into the passion points to create content that resonates with the youth of India. As a youth centric brand and an effective partner of choice, MTV India has been instrumental in providing the right platform to engage with the youth and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their talent. Our collaboration with Center Fruit to launch ‘MTV-Center Fruit Comedy Base Camp’ is a step further in recognizing and giving the youth an opportunity to bring forth their hidden talent. We are happy to partner with them for a unique concept that is sure to tickle the funny bone of our audiences.”