Take It Personal: The Hip-Hop Improv Show

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!!! Some past guest have been 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." Take it Personal has featured many celebrity guests, including Questlove, DJ Premier, The Wu-Tang Clan, Zoe Kravitz, Donald Glover, and 2Chainz.

02/25/2024 7:30 PM

Door Time: 6:15 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!!! Last time (January 2024) the guest was DJ Doo Wop -- the February guest will be revealed soon.


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Admission Policies

  • Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Senior citizens and people with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting our establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • Patrons must be 18 or older to attend events or classes at the DC Improv. Any exceptions are clearly noted in the event descriptions.
  • There is a two-item minimum per customer. 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.)
  • Coupons or passes for free admission cannot be used for a show listed as a "special event."

Seating Policies

  • The first show of any evening in our main showroom is seated by time of arrival. The earlier you arrive, the more options you'll have. Please note that the size of your party can affect what options are available to you, as certain tables and areas are designated for larger parties.
  • If tickets are designated as being at a "reserved table," your party will have a table to itself. For general admission tickets, if your party does not fill an entire table, you may be sharing a table with other patrons.

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!!! Some past guest have been 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