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The night where hip hop and comedy collide – is banging back into action and serving up a dazzingly bling mix of phenomenally “hip” comedians, beatboxing and big tunes.
We’re very excited to announce that the show is being recorded for BBC Radio 1 for a new show called ‘Dong Comedy’ to be aired at Christmas. The word is definitely up!
Hosted by the legendary ex-rapper turned comedian Doc Brown, and introducing some of the freshest new stand-ups from the UK circuit, including Marlon Davis, Michelle de Swarte, Fergus Craig and Rob Carter. With music from Battle Jam Champion and beatboxing legend, Hobbit and Sony Award-winning DJ Big Ted.
So get your Danny Brown snapback on and let Doc Brown bring you some dope jokes and superphat tunes. And remember, YODO – You Only Dong Once.
Doc Brown is a former battle rapper who was originally heralded as much for his off-the-cuff freestyle rhymes on stage as for his self-deprecating style on record. Over the last few years, his transformation to comedy has been so successful that his writing has earned a BAFTA nomination and he will soon be supporting Ricky Gervais on his upcoming tour.“Looks as if he was born on stage... with an irresistibly amiable demeanour that gives him an effortlessly charismatic aura- he could be the Bill Bailey or Tim Minchin of rap" – Chortle
Marlon Davis is a bright young comedian, improviser and actor who embraces his work with energy and charm, embodying his characters and delivering his material with skilful observations. Marlon’s recent TV appearances include Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC3), The Steve K Amos Show (BBC2), The Five O’Clock Show (Channel 4). He won the FHM Search For A Stand-up Competition in 2010."Bursts on to the stage like a breath of fresh air, with impish grin, boyish enthusiasm and an effortlessly open, confident style" – Chortle
Michelle De Swarte is a model, TV presenter. and comedian. Her TV credits include presenting The Fashion Show on ITV2, BBC3 current affairs debate show, Free Speech, and in 2011, she hosted the celebrity gossip show Dirty Digest on E4, which she co-devised.
Fergus Craig is a star of the BBC’s Sorry I’ve Got No Head and Popatron and Channel 4’s Star Stories. He won the Hackney Empire New Act of the Year in 2009.“He is a complete natural on stage with a brilliant grasp on observation” – Chortle
Rob Carter was a finalist for the 2011 Chortle Student Comedy Award.
Hobbit is a Battle Jam Champion, Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships finalist and is a regular judge of UK Beatbox championships.