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:
He also writes and performs scripted hip hop comedy.
His video Posh British Boy Raps in Self-Isolation, written and recorded in April 2020, was a viral hit and gained millions of views on Facebook and Reddit.
He has since released several more scripted hip hop comedy videos, going viral on social media and TikTok.
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 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.