EXCLUSIVE: Nick Cannon is making another major career change. The multi-hyphenate, who announced on Monday morning that he was leaving America’s Got Talent after allegedly being threatened with termination by NBC over an AGT- and NBC-related racial joke in his new Showtime stand-up special, also is changing agencies. Cannon and his production company, Ncredible Entertainment, have signed with CAA. He was previously at ICM Partners.
The decision comes after a tumultuous weekend for the comedian and producer who, in his emotional, lengthy letter to fans announcing his AGT exit and the reasons behind it, noted, “I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property.” There has been no comment from NBC on Cannon’s statements.
In addition to his eight-season run as host of AGT, Cannon produces and stars in MTV’s Wild ‘N Out and Wild ‘N On Tour. His producing credits include Drumline: A New Beat.
Cannon, also a published author, continues to be repped by attorney Nina Shaw and managers Michael “Blue” Williams and Michael Goldman.