LOS ANGELES — Hollywood Center Studios (www.HollywoodCenter.com) recently hosted production for MTV’s hit comedy series Ridiculousness. The show is hosted by Rob Drydek and presents hysterical and absurd Web videos along with in-studio guest commentary.
Ridiculousness is shot multi-camera on Stage Nine before a live audience. Hollywood Center Studios provided accommodations for 30 episodes of the program.
Season 6’s guests include rapper Phenom Future, R&B singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, and Internet video super-team Smosh. It also introduces new categories, like “Power Kiss,” “Everyday Demons,” "Human Glitches” and “Magnet Feet.”
In addition to the stage, Hollywood Center Studios supplies an HD control room, HD camera systems, lighting, make-up and costume rooms, a green room, parking and other facilities. Production for Seasons 5 and 6 was completed in three two-week sessions, with two episodes produced each shoot day.
“We have a demanding and unusual production schedule,” says supervising producer Josh Green. “We shoot 10 episodes in two weeks. It could be stressful, but Hollywood Center Studios’ one-stop-shopping makes it easy. When we come in, everything is there.”
These shoots can be unpredictable since much of what happens on the show is spontaneous and unrehearsed. One episode featured an appearance by Floyd Mayweather Jr. When Drydek challenged the boxer about his reputation for traveling with a million dollars in cash, Mayweather promptly emptied a Gucci bag containing the cash on the stage floor.