When Guy Code returns to MTV2 for its fifth season on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 11:30 pm ET, fan favorites Andrew Schulz, Charlamagne tha God & Lil Duval as well as Chris Distefano, Damien Lemon, Jordan Carlos and Jon Gabrus will be there welcoming eager viewers with open arms. But there’s also going to be some changes— and that means a baker’s dozen – yes, 13! – new Guy Code faces.
And Laughspin has the exclusive full list below. You’ll find the dozen new faces are made up of upcoming comedians, musicians, models and more. From standout Last Comic Standing competitor Monroe Martin to YouTube sensation Timothy DeLaGhetoo to Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal (pictured), Guy Code has never been so rich with talent.
Check out the rundown below and tell us who you’re most excited to see on the new season of Guy Code!
Akaash Singh (@AkaashSingh)
Born and raised in Texas, Akaash Singh is a nationally touring stand-up comedian whose comedy is driven by cultural differences, an intense pride in his upbringing, and a desire to challenge the audience. This past year he was on the HBO show “The Leftovers” and “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N’ Out.”
Byron Bowers (@byronbowers)
Comedian Byron Bowers was born and raised in a lower-middle class neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. But here’s where it gets funny: The Atlanta School Board saw fit to bus him into the more affluent, whiter suburbs for his schooling. Thus began an inadvertent social experiment that bore comedic fruit. Byron’s experiences directly inform his comedy – crisscrossing a multicultural socioeconomic landscape with the insight of a hip hop prodigy, the punch of a mixed martial artist, and the charm that one would expect from a proper southern gentleman. Byron appears regularly at The Comedy Store, The Comedy and Magic Club, The Hollywood Improv, The Nerdist Theater, and Holy F#ck. He has appeared on the “Eric Andre Show” on Adult Swim, Comcast TV, “Adam Devine’s House Party” on Comedy Central and Comic View.
Dave Ebert (@horsedivorce)
Dave Ebert is an actor, comedian, writer, illustrator, freestyle rapper, and guy. He received his BFA in Acting from SUNY Fredonia in ’09 and has been working in New York ever since. He performs live at the Upright Citizens Brigade with the Maude Sketch team One Idiot. You can also see him perform not live in his web series “Shane and Dave.”
Desus & Mero (@desusnice @THEKIDMERO)
Desus Nice is a writer, host, and highly noted Twitter personality. Born and raised in the Bronx, he co-hosts the popular web series Desus vs. Mero on Complex TV. His work has been featured in Vulture, Gawker, Buzzfeed and several other media outlets. He once drank rum with Anthony Bourdain on “Parts Unknown”.
The Kid Mero is a New York-based writer, host, and Twitter personality. His work has appeared on Vice and Complex, and he is one-half of the popular web series Desus vs. Mero on Complex TV. He’s been written about in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, and Gawker. He is currently working on a sitcom treatment with Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, based on his time working as an aide at a New York City public school. He lives in the Bronx with his wife and two kids.
Fahim Anwar (@fahimanwar)
Fahim Anwar is a Los Angeles-based standup comedian, actor and writer. Formerly an aerospace engineer at Boeing, Fahim traded the cubicle for the stage and has never looked back. In 2010 Fahim made his television debut with a guest starring role on NBC’s Chuck. Most recently, he’s had a recurring role on season three of FOX’s Lie To Me. Fahim continues to write and star in his own series of internet shorts and has had multiple shorts go viral, with many being featured on Break, Digg and Reddit.
Julia Kelly (@MissJuliaKelly)
Hailing from the Pacific Northwest town of Portland, Oregon, Julia Kelly is a Rising Talent in the social media world. After a friend and fellow actor invited her to be in one of his “Vine Videos,” Julia was hooked and began to collaborate with other Viners. In a few short months Julia became a huge success. Soon after Vine, she started her Instagram and now her total Social Media fan base is close to over 2 million. Recently Julia was featured as a “New and Rising Star” in social media in the New York Times Magazine.
Matthew Broussard (@mondaypunday)
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, winner of Houston’s Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard isn’t sure where he’s from. Before doing stand-up, he earned a degree in Applied Math from Rice University and got fired from being a financial analyst. His comedy relies on his killer timing, subtle wit, and devilish good looks. Also, he’s not very witty and his timing could use some work. When he’s not drawing puns for his web-comic, mondaypunday.com, he enjoys swimming, using semicolons pretentiously, and resembling a villain from an 80s movie.
Matteo Lane (@MatteoLane)
Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and Opera singer. After realizing that he wasn’t going to become Maria Callas, Matteo began telling jokes to strangers in dark rooms. Matteo has performed in the Montreal Laughs Festival, on Comedy Central and has been heard on SiriusXM radio.
Monroe Martin (@MonroeMartinIII)
Monroe Martin is a colorful and imaginative comedian born and raised in Philadelphia with a lifetime of hard knock experiences that have been spun into side-splitting jokes and stories. One usually wouldn’t find Monroe’s life story laughable. After all, how inappropriate is it to laugh at a foster child who jumped around from one dysfunctional family to another? Monroe’s honest and open approach to joke and storytelling universalizes his experiences. Follow him on twitter @monroemartinIII.
Nina Agdal (@NinaAgdal)
Danish beauty Nina Agdal’s star continues to rise. From Sports Illustrated 2012 Rookie of the Year to landing the cover of this year’s coveted SI 50th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue. Look for Nina in 2015 in the Entourage feature film and the newest Bebe campaign.
Samantha Hoopes (@samanthahoopes)
Samantha Hoopes is an American model from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She was recently featured in Sports Illustrated’s 50th Anniversary Swimsuit issue and is the new face of Guess. Before becoming a successful model, she attended Penn State and majored in business after changing her major from kinesiology.
Timothy DeLaGhetto (@Traphik)
Timothy DeLaGhetto, also known as Traphik, is an Asian American rapper, comedian, writer, and videographer. As of March 2014, his main YouTube channel has over 2.3 million subscribers and 550 million video views. The channel features original skits, parodies, rants, and a series called “Dear DeLaGhetto.” His most popular video has over 78 million views. He is a featured cast member on MTV2’s other hit series “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out.”