If Insane Clown Posse aren’t qualified to do their new show on Fuse, no one is, the rappers told The Associated Press. The show, Insane Clown Posse Theater, features MCs Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope critiquing music videos and the latest in pop culture.
Airing on Wednesdays at 11 p.m., ICP claim they’re tackling the pop world with a unique outsider’s perspective. And though ICP’s avid fan base will certainly eat up Insane Clown Posse Theater, the two rappers hope the show will find an audience beyond the Juggalos.
“Nobody is [as] qualified to do something like this as ICP,” said Violent J, real name Joseph Bruce, “because ICP is the only group in the position in the history of rock & roll that ever sold as many millions of records as we had and had as much success as we’ve had and it’s still considered a joke. It’s still considered the most hated band in the world.”
So far on the show, the band has cracked jokes, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style, at videos by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and – in a blast from the past – D’Angelo. Each week Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope also enlist a special guest to help them make fun of red carpet photos or current pop trends (Gilbert Gottfried, Tom Green, Jim Norton and Vanilla Ice have appeared).
Just don’t expect ICP to use the show as a form for discussions about actual news: “I don’t care about a royal baby,” said Shaggy 2 Dope, born Joseph Utsler. “I don’t care about Detroit going bankrupt. I’m just living. And I don’t know all the details. I don’t know politics, who caused it or why it’s caused? I’m just dumb like that because I don’t care.”