MC Hammersmith's Freestyle Breakdown (WIP)

For one night only, MC Hammersmith is completely improvising 100% of the content, including the structure. "Stomach-achingly funny improv raps" EdFringeReview (★★★★★)

Tuesday June 4th – Friday July 19th 2024
Monkey Barrel Comedy (MB4)

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MC Hammersmith is an award-winning freestyle rap comedian. Straight from the ghetto of middle class west London, he performs improvised hip hop comedy based entirely on your suggestions. He has supported Jason Manford and John Bishop on tour, had multiple sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and racked up a staggering 100 million views online for his hip hop comedy performances.
And this is his work in progress show! For one night only, he's completely improvising 100% of the content, including the structure. No usual routines, no preparation, no plan - just entirely untethered improv madness.
He will bring backing beats, autotune, and a projector. You will bring suggestions of what (and how) to rap. He will oblige, in a freestyle rap show that is - in itself - freestyled from top to bottom.
He will either emerge with new routines you'll see on TV and online, aiming to garner hip hop credibility and critical acclaim in the process.
He will have a breakdown.
Either way, should be fun.
Previous praise:
"The world's leading freestyle rapper" The Advertiser (★★★★★)
"Stomach-achingly funny improv raps" EdFringeReview (★★★★★)
"Tear-streaming laughter" Press and Journal (★★★★★)
"A masterclass in lyrical improvisation" Entertainment Now (★★★★★)
"An improvised hip hop masterpiece" Voice Magazine (★★★★★)
"Extremely talented. So funny". Santan Dave
"Super corny delivery, but like, technically, he can rap" Scru Face Jean
UK Improv Smackdown Champion (WINNER)
Scottish Comedy Award 2020 (WINNER)
Writer for Epic Rap Battles of History (Seasons 6 and 7)

Friday 19th July 2024

20:00 (60mins)


Venue Doors and Bar open up to one hour before show - Unreserved Seating - No standing - Table Service before the Show

Suitability: 14+ (Restriction)

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Monkey Barrel Comedy (MB4)
9-12 Blair Street
United Kingdom

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Monkey Barrel Comedy is situated in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Our rooms are located at the top end of Blair Street, just off the Royal Mile and can be easily accessed by Bus and Taxi from South Bridge or by foot from either Cowgate or the High Street.

As with many venues in the traditional and historical Old Town, some of our spaces have accessibility limitations. Please contact us in advance (via email to our Box Office at if you have any access requirements, so we can advise on the options available. 

MB1 is at ground level and can be accessed via most wheelchairs with some adjustments made for you outside the venue. Please let us know in advance of buying a ticket (via the Box Office) so we can confirm and be prepared for your arrival. Because of the physical changes required outside of the venue, we cannot guarantee entry unless we are notified in advance.

MB3 and MB4 are accessed via a series of steps. If you are able to move over short distances, our team can assist and looking after any mobility equipment.

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