One of the big successes for Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud (which just merged with his own HARTBEAT production company and raised $100 million) has been YouTube cold tub interview series Cold As Balls, which has taken off in a major way since its 2018 debut and found a way to keep going even through a pandemic. This week saw the announcement of the show’s eight-episode sixth season, which will feature Marshawn Lynch, Shaun White, Sasha Banks, DK Metcalf, Tyreek Hill, George Kittle, Malcolm Jenkins, and Von Miller (seen above with Hart). Here’s a trailer for it:
And here’s the full first episode, featuring Hart and Hill:
Here’s more from a release:
HARTBEAT, the global, multi-platform media company creating entertainment at the intersection of comedy and culture, announces the return of the biggest sports talk show, Cold as Balls. Produced with OBB Pictures, the film/TV division of OBB Media, season 6 will premiere on Tuesday, May 10th on LOL! Network.
Returning to the ice tubs for eight more episodes, host Kevin Hart is ready to go deeper than ever with a brand new all-star roster of guests set to take the plunge. Kevin and his guests will be back in the locker room and hunkered down in the ice tubs for hilarious and real conversations. This season of Cold as Balls is bigger and icier than ever where audiences get the chance to deep dive into the minds of their favorite athletes.
“It has been incredible to watch Cold as Balls grow season after season and become a massive success,” says Kevin Hart. “I’m so excited to be back in the cold tubs to have more in depth conversations and ask our slate of extraordinary guests my ice cold, pressing questions.”
“Kevin’s at the top of his game, and we couldn’t be more excited to continue this journey with him and HARTBEAT”, says Michael D. Ratner, showrunner, and OBB’s Founder and CEO. “We’re incredibly proud of the massive audience that this partnership has built and are excited to give our fans a brand new season in the tub.”
It’s interesting to see how big Cold as Balls continues to be six seasons in, with the whole series picking up more than 1.34 billion views to date and that new trailer alone collecting more than 80,000 views in just over 24 hours. We’ll see how the response to the full season goes, but if it continues along those lines, there may be yet more Cold as Balls in store down the road.
[LOL Network on YouTube]