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Pearpop to Launch Subscription Comedy Docuseries on TikTok – The Hollywood Reporter

Pearpop to Launch Subscription Comedy Docuseries on TikTok – The Hollywood Reporter

Pearpop, a creator content and collaboration platform, is launching a subscription comedy series hosted by the creator Jericho Mencke that will stream exclusively on TikTok’s live events platform.

In the series, Finding Jericho, Mencke will host comedic interviews with a range of characters — including a clown from Craigslist — as he explores broad themes like laughter, hobbies and confidence. The show is produced by Pearpop, the creator platform co-founded by Cole Mason, Spencer Markel and Guy Oseary. Pearpop executives Zack Bernstein and Austin Sokol, as well as Mencke, serve as executive producers.

After the first episode premieres on June 2 at 9 p.m. PT, subsequent episodes of the series will roll out on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. PT from the @Jercho1 and @pearpopofficial TikTok accounts. The entire series, which consists of eight 30-minute episodes, will cost $4.99 to watch, though the first two episodes will be released for free to all TikTok users.

The subscription series comes as TikTok has begun rolling out more tools to encourage creators to livestream on the platform and monetize their followings. Last month, TikTok launched a monthly subscription tool for select creators with more than 1,000 followers that gives their paying fans perks like subscriber badges, custom emotes and subscriber-only chat. The feature follows similar subscription offerings from social platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

“We’re thrilled to see this milestone of launching our first digital series for Pearpop with TikTok and what it will accomplish for the brand. I’m so excited about this first-of-a-kind comedy docuseries and proud to show the world what Jericho and Pearpop have created together,” Mason, Pearpop’s CEO, said in a statement.

Mencke is represented by Gersh.

June 3, 12:45 p.m.: Updated to clarify TikTok’s relationship to the show.

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