Recognized by many as the industry leader in actor showcases designed to highlight diverse talent, SHOWCASE has developed into a variety comedy show with bold, nuanced performances and original, creative writing. The show is viewed by senior-level executives, showrunners and casting directors from ViacomCBS properties, as well as other networks and streamers, in addition to talent agents and managers from across the entertainment industry.

Alumni of SHOWCASE include Emmy Award winners Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”) and Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”), Emmy Award nominee Punam Patel (“Special” and “I Love This For You”), Sheila Carrasco (“GHOSTS”), Diona Reasonover (“NCIS”), Tien Tran (“How I Met Your Father”), Ego Nwodim (“Saturday Night Live”), Leah Lewis (“Nancy Drew” and “The Half Of It”), Nico Santos (“Superstore” and “Crazy Rich Asians”), Drew Tarver (“The Other Two”) and Nicole Byer (“Nailed It!” and “Grand Crew”) among numerous others.

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"SHOWCASE is one of my favorite events and one I look forward to year after year. I’m excited for the entertainment community to see another group of talented actors perform original sketches."

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i

EVP, Entertainment Diversity and Inclusion, Global Inclusion, ViacomCBS

The 2022 SHOWCASE took place virtually via a live stream event on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 1:00 PM, PT, 4:00 PM, PT and 7:00 PM, PT. Tess Paras returned as executive producer and director, and Tyler Davis returned as executive producer and associate director. Also, Calvin Seabrooks joined as executive producer and head writer, Eddie Mujica joined as producer and Lauren Walker and Laurie Magers joined as consulting producers.