ABOUT MC HAMMERSMITH
MC Hammersmith performs improvised hip hop comedy. He is a freestyle rapper - meaning he raps spontaneously, unscripted, with absolutely no preparation. The lyrics and rhymes of his raps are 100% improvised and based entirely on crowd suggestions.
He takes stories and suggestions from audience members, then raps about them at lightning speed. Mind-blowing, hilarious, and completely different every single time.
MC Hammersmith (real name Will Naameh) grew up attending an all-male, middle class private school in the suburb of Hammersmith, west London.
After escaping this, he took up improv classes while studying for a degree in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. Here he co-founded two improv troupes:
Combining his love for linguistics and improvisation, he first started performing solo freestyle rap in 2016.
Since then he has performed at Fringe and comedy festivals all around the world, headlined at major comedy clubs across the UK, and in 2018 won the Scottish Comedy Award for Best Newcomer.
He is currently nominated for Best Improv/Variety at the 2019 Scottish Comedy Awards.
MC Hammersmith is now based in Edinburgh. He performs at comedy clubs all across the country, in addition to being a highly in-demand act for cabaret shows and corporate events.
He has rapped on BBC iPlayer and STV.
He has performed in places as far afield as the Outer Hebrides, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain and the USA - including a sold out solo performance at the legendary Second City in Chicago.
Outside of rapping, MC Hammersmith trained in improv at Second City and iO Chicago, the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago, and UCB New York. He regularly performs improvised comedy shows with two of the UK's leading improv troupes:
Both troupes are award-winning collectives of improvisational comedians, singers and musicians, and have sold out multiple runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.