You read it correctly: MTV is looking for a host for a new Japanese Game Show to be produced here in the U.S. They’re casting around for a hip young Asian American dude. here are the details, copied from an email I was sent by an MTV casting producer for series development:
“MTV is searching for a host for a fun, energetic Japanese game show pilot. They’re looking for outgoing, articulate, spirited people who appear to be between the ages of 21 â€“ 35 and appear to be Japanese or of Japanese descent. Candidates must possess bold personalities and a devilish sense of humor.
“People that exude a lot of enthusiasm, have wicked personalities, distinct styles and possess a unique charm on tape should apply ASAP. The perfect candidate would have a Johnny Knoxville-like appeal. If this describes you, please email email@example.com immediately. Television credits are not necessary. Improv / comedy backgrounds are a plus. There will be compensation.
“It is an amazing opportunity for the right talent, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a headshot / pic and let them know why you’d be the perfect game show host. Must be well-versed in the English language. Union and non-union okay. Taping will be in New York.”
If I were young and hip, I’d apply. At least I got the JA male part down!