Hot Ones: Truth or Dab, the popular video series from First We Feast, is getting a spinoff on Instagram, with spicier wings and hotter questions. Truth or Dab: Rapid Fire will premiere on Instagram on May 10, with internet personalities having to choose between the pain of the truth or the pain of the hottest chicken wings on the planet. In each new episode, a new victim will have to decide whether to answer a personally embarrassing question or eat a chicken wing laced with “The Last Dab,” an insanely hot sauce that is known to cause tears and screams from even the strongest contestants.
The first episode will feature Sommer Ray, a health and beauty influencer with over 26 million Instagram followers. Rapid Fire will differ from Hot Ones: Truth or Dab in that only one person must face the truth/hot wing gauntlet, rather than two people who discuss their answers. That means faster action, and hopefully, more painful hot wings are eaten, as Ray must decide whether to reveal intimate details about her life or set her palette on fire. In addition, usual Hot Ones host Sean Evans will not be a part of the show; it will feature guests only. That fits the “vertical video” format of Instagram well, as the social media platform works to compete with TikTok and YouTube for short-video, phone-based entertainment. Six episodes make up the first season, with a new show premiering each week through June.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, among the participants announced for Truth or Dab: Rapid Fire is online creators/influencers Yungblud, Lala Milan, Olivia O’Brien, and Adam Waheed (better known as Adam W.), who will each appear in future episodes. Each guest will have to take a card from a game deck, each with a question that they may not want to answer about themselves. If they don’t answer, they must eat a hot wing from a plate. The format made a hit out of Hot Ones, a celebrity interview show which has been the source of many viral moments.
In this recent episode of Hot Ones: Truth or Dab, Food Network personalities and celebrity chefs Alex Guarnaschelli and Eric Adjepong guest. They alternate between answering embarrassing questions about their careers and the people they work with and eating the super-spicy wings. While they do drop some details about their appearances on Chopped, their responses to the hot wings are even better.
First We Feast is one of YouTube’s most popular channels. Their stable of internet shows, which also include Snacked and Burger Scholar, has earned them over 11 million subscribers. Last week, their flagship show Hot Ones earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, an impressive feat for an internet show alongside TV heavyweights Live with Kelly and Ryan and NBC’s The Today Show with Hoda & Jenna.
In this episode of Hot Ones, comedian Bill Burr (The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad) answers questions and eats hot wings. He warns that his upbringing in Boston involved eating nothing but bland food, and as you might expect, he gets even funnier the more he eats. If you’re not familiar with Burr, be warned: the language can get salty, so it’s not safe for work.