TikTok is launching a live subscription comedy series in partnership with social media collaboration company Pearpop and the creator Jericho Mencke. Pearpop told TechCrunch that June’s episodes will air twice a week, for a total of eight 30-minute episodes. The new series, titled Finding Jericho, will stream exclusively on TikTok Live. The series costs $4.99 to watch. The message was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
In every episode of the series mencke will interview celebrities and creators including Griffin Johnson, Sloane Veronico and Wasil Daoud. Pearpop says the series will “address unconventional themes that you don’t see anywhere else.” Menke will also do sketches to add a comedy aspect to the series.
The series was created by the Pearpop development team Zack Bernstein and Austin Sokol, along with Mencke. Pearpop says the series was inspired by Borat, Nathan For You, and The Eric Andre Show.
“Jericho’s haphazard style and satirical troupes always begin in a place and end where audiences found it inconceivable,” said Cole Mason, CEO of Pearpop. “His comedy is always clean but with a unique, edgy tone for all ages. Pearpop will continue to push the boundaries of how creators, brands, and entertainers can collaborate and work together in new ways. Today’s news marks an exciting new milestone on this journey.”
The start of the subscription series comes because TikTok was recently launched LIVE Subscriptions, a new program that allows creators to generate recurring revenue through payments from their top fans. The new service offers a number of benefits to subscribers, including subscriber-only chats, custom emotes, badges, and more. Creators must be 18 years old and have at least 1,000 followers to access the LIVE subscription feature. Users must be over 18 to purchase a subscription and to send or receive coins and gifts.
TikTok isn’t the only platform to recently enter the subscription market. In January, Instagram also launched its first trial of creator subscriptions in the United States, which offers followers paid access to exclusive Instagram Live videos and Stories, and more. Twitter also tested subscriptions with its Super Follows offer, who recently added the ability for Creators to host Spaces for Super Follows only.
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