For season 8, the colors were revamped once again with the Gold Squad replacing the Black Squad.The Gold Squad is led by Cannon while the celebrity guest remains captain of the Platinum Squad.After three such games, the two teams square off against each other in the final round of the game called 'Wild Style', in which they must deliver a punchline directed at their opponent's team member(s) within a freestyle rap.The comedians "beef" with each other; however, some are impersonal jokes.It debuted on July 28, 2005, on MTV and concluded in summer 2007.
The Teams are the "Red Squad", which was the team name until season 5 where they became the "Platinum Squad" and were permanently captained by Cannon; and the "Black Squad", led by a celebrity guest until season 7 where the situation was reversed with Cannon becoming the Black Squad team captain and the celebrity guest leading the Platinum Squad.
At times, the musical guest comes out just before 'Wild Style' as the judge for the beefs.
Major changes were implemented for the second season including shifting the show location to Hollywood and the teams now compete for a "Wild 'n Out" Championship belt which if the Black Squad wins, the team captain gets to take home.
For the first four seasons, the show filmed from Los Angeles/Hollywood and aired on MTV. Renaissance Entertainment became Ncredible Entertainment in 2012.
The series features up and coming comedy stars, along with the show's original cast.
Similar in premise to shows such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?