December 05

Take It Personal

Lounge Showroom

Take It Personal

with Cipha Sounds

Hip Hop and Comedy have always co-existed, but never like this. Cipha Sounds (Hot 97FM NYC, Chappelle show, ROCnation) has combined the forces to create a show like no other. Hip Hop celebrities tell real life, never-heard-before stories. Cipha and a group of amazing comedians/improvisers then use that story as fuel to literally make up a show on the spot.

No script, no rehearsal, all freestyle!!! Past guests include 2 Chainz, Swizz Beats, Wu-Tang clan, Quest Love, Victor Cruz, Jadakiss, Action Bronson, and even Childish Gambino. You never know who will show up, so make sure YOU do!!!

Cipha Sounds

Throughout Cipha Sounds’ many career turns, two elements have remained at the fore: comedy and hip-hop, his two biggest passions. On the radio, as a VJ for MTV, and as a Live DJ, he has always maintained a sharp sense of humor on the mic. He combined both fields as the official DJ for Comedy Central’s Chapelle’s Show, and has continued to work with Dave Chappelle ever since, joining him on tours as a DJ and opening comedian. He is a regular DJ at Saturday Night Live after parties, and appeared in Michael Che’s Netflix Special. He is now Che’s go-to DJ and opening act on the road. Cipha provides an essential link between music and comedy in New York and beyond. He performs standup comedy at clubs around the city, including the legendary Comedy Cellar, ands hosts “Take it Personal – The Hip Hop Improv Show," at UCB every Friday night. “Take it Personal," has featured many celebrity guests, including Questlove, DJ Premier, The Wu-Tang Clan, Zoe Kravitz, Donald Glover, and 2Chainz. It is a featured TV show on Jay Z’s streaming service TIDAL.

12/05/2019 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:30 PM

Other Showtimes

Hip Hop and Comedy have always co-existed, but never like this. Cipha Sounds (Hot 97FM NYC, Chappelle show, ROCnation) has combined the forces to create a show like no other. Hip Hop celebrities tell real life, never-heard-before stories. Cipha and a group of amazing comedians/improvisers then use that story as fuel to literally make up a show on the spot.

No script, no rehearsal, all freestyle!!! Past guests include 2 Chainz, Swizz Beats, Wu-Tang clan, Quest Love, Victor Cruz, Jadakiss, Action Bronson, and even Childish Gambino. You never know who will show up, so make sure YOU do!!!


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Admission Policies

  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions on dcimprov.com.
  • There is a two-item minimum per ticket. This can be any combination of food items or beverages. Bottled water and soft drinks count as items. (The two-item minimum does not apply to comedy classes.)

Seating Policies

  • For our main showroom, the first show of any night is the "early" show. All other shows are "late" shows. Early shows are seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive at the club, the greater your seating options will be. Late shows have assigned seating, and assignments are made in order of ticket purchase. The earlier you buy tickets, the better your seats will be (i.e. closer to the stage). Click here for a more detailed explanation of seating policies.
  • For our lounge, all shows regardless of start time are seated by time of arrival.

Hip Hop and Comedy have always co-existed, but never like this. Cipha Sounds (Hot 97FM NYC, Chappelle show, ROCnation) has combined the forces to create a show like no other. Hip Hop celebrities tell real life, never-heard-before stories. Cipha and a group of amazing comedians/improvisers then use that story as fuel to literally make up a show on the spot.

No script, no rehearsal, all freestyle!!! Past guests include 2 Chainz, Swizz Beats, Wu-Tang clan, Quest Love, Victor Cruz, Jadakiss, Action Bronson, and even Childish Gambino. You never know who will show up, so make sure YOU do!!!

Cipha Sounds