You may know part of who Nick Cannon is. Young, charismatic star in the movie Drumline. Mastermind of MTV sketch comedy jams such as Wild 'N Out and Short Circuitz. Morning radio host here in NYC on 92.3 FM. Host of NBC's summer talent search, America's Got Talent. Husband of Mariah Carey and father of her newborn twins.
But do you think of Nick Cannon as a stand-up comedian? Cannon wants you to. Cannon hopes you do. And he spent the better part of the past year-and-a-half building a new hour that became Mr. Showbiz, which debuted last week on Showtime (and available all month On Demand and repeating on the pay network's channels), was available as a digital purchase on May 16, and will be available via more traditional means at the end of the month.
"This will be the first time that people get to really know who Nick Cannon is," he says in a voice-over before the cameras show him entering the theater at the Palms resort in Vegas through the crowd (reminiscent of Dane Cook's Vicious Circle). That was HBO. Cannon is on Showtime.
Here's a clip of Cannon explaining who has the power in his marriage with Carey: