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ABOUT MC HAMMERSMITH
In his live shows, 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:
Men With Coconuts in 2013 and
The Spontaneous Players in 2015.
He also writes and performs scripted hip hop comedy.
He released his first video in April 2020, and has gone viral numerous times on social media, accumulating 50 million views and half a million TikTok followers.
His much-anticipated debut album Mother's Fettuccine is due for release in October 2023.
He is also a writer for acclaimed YouTube web series Epic Rap Battles of History.
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 has won multiple comedy awards for his freestyle rap performances.
Now based in Edinburgh, he is a highly in-demand act for comedy festivals, cabaret shows and corporate events worldwide.
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 improv comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe with three of the biggest touring improv shows in the world:
Spontaneous Potter, Shamilton, and Baby Wants Candy
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