In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, Hot97’s radio personality and DJ, Cipha Sounds has a standup comedy improv show at the UCB theater in NYC’s lower east side, and its hilarious!
You may be familiar with Cipha sounds from the popular and sometimes controversial Hot97’s Morning Show with co-host Ebro Darden and Peter Rosenberg as well as a number of other Hot97 radio shows including an afternoon slot on Saturdays. This guy even hosted an MTV’s show TRL. With all those accolades under his belt, I guess it’s safe to say that he’s one of New York’s most prominent DJs.
Cipha sounds got his start interning for Wildman Steve and DJ Riz of the Flip Squad and has since rose to stardom due to his tireless work ethic, sharp wit, and sometimes sarcastic sense of humor of that of a comedian. It’s no wonder Cipha would venture into stand up comedy. With a twist that is.
The show starts off with a quick stand up segment from the DJ to set the tone for both the featured guests and audience. The special guests are asked to share true life stories, and normal rapper shenanigans. This will then spark the creativity of some of the country’s best improvisers to create a live comedy show on the spot… Cipha is accompanied by a knockout cast of improv comedians who reenact stories told by special guests, mostly some of your favorite rappers, ranging from Sheek Louch of the LOX, Audio Push, Raekwon, Quest Love and Talib Kweli. Trust me, you will NOT be disappointed. The All-Star cast of A Tribe Called YES consists of comedians Anthony Atamanuik, Brandon Gardner, Christian Capozzoli, Shaun Diston, Lydia Hensler, Natasha Rothwell and of course Cipha Sounds.
For this show rapper Saigon from the popular show Love & Hip Hop New York (Season 4) stopped by to promote the movie Entourage coming out this year and his new album GSNT3: The Trouble Times of Brian Carenard that drops September 30th.
Check out excepts of the show below..
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