Music Show Hosted by Blink 182's Frontman/Bassist Premieres September 16th at 7:00 pm ET
Comedian Amy Schumer Named as Co-Host
Fuse, Madison Square Garden's national music television network, will launch "A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus," Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 7:00pm ET.
Hosted by musician (Blink 182 and +44) and producer Mark Hoppus, along with his co-host, comedian Amy Schumer, this one-hour, innovative weekly show will cover everything in the world of music with a humorous twist.
Every week, Hoppus will offer a place for music fans to discover and indulge their passions through interviews with artists and celebrities and musical performances by mainstream and emerging bands.
Watch video - Behind The Scenes, Mark Hoppus gets ready for his new show:
A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus features Schumer, Mark's hilarious counterpart who will be part of the show both in-studio and on the field at concert tours, festivals and other music-related happenings. The show will also contain music news and fun panel discussions, offering an entertaining spin on what's hot in the music industry.
"I am stoked to join the Fuse family and have a show where I can talk about a topic that I'm passionate about, music," said Hoppus. "More importantly, I'm excited to force millions of people to watch me on a weekly basis on national television."
Mark Hoppus made his claim to fame as one third of the infamous trio that makes up multi-platinum selling punk band Blink 182. Today, aside from being the band's frontman and bassist, Hoppus has branched into the world of producing, working with bands such as New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack and All Time Low to name a few. He also continues to work on his own music projects both alone and with his Blink 182 bandmates.
Amy Schumer will bring her comedy background to the program, adding her comedic skills to the music discussions. Amy placed fourth on Last Comic Standing, was the first female comic to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, was a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and has appeared in many other programs.
Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a NY based theater and production company, and often performs at Comedy Clubs in NYC and headlines clubs and colleges around the country.
"I am thrilled to be a part of this show. Fuse is the dysfunctional family of my dreams. Fearless and fun," said the show's co-host Amy Schumer. "Look out world, Mark and I are about to rock you!"
"Mark's talent and keen understanding of music will help make 'A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus' unlike any other music show on television," said Sal LoCurto, senior vice president of programming and development, Fuse. "The show is a perfect vehicle for Mark's personality and we feel that Amy Schumer's comedic background and chemistry on-set with Mark will make this show a must-watch program for music fans everywhere."
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