Cipha Sounds (Special Event)

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Cipha Sounds
Thursday, July 15, 2021 8:30 PM
Side Splitters Comedy Club Tampa, Tampa, FL
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  • When: Thursday, Jul 15, 2021 8:30 PM (Doors open at 8:00 PM)
  • Ticket Price: $10.00 - $12.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Show Type: Comedy
  • Restrictions: 18 & over
    Two items minimum
    Special Event
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Cipha Sounds:
Cipha Sounds is, and has always been, more than your average DJ. Over the
course of his packed career, he has been responsible for breaking artists like
Rihanna and Rick Ross, has shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest
musicians and comedians – from Jay Z to Dave Chappelle – and has
established himself as a respected figure in New York’s stand-up and improv
scenes. He is also currently the host of truTV’s hit show Laff Mobb’s Laff
Cipha got his start carrying crates and opening for Funkmaster Flex at
renowned New York nightspots, the Tunnel and the Palladium, before his talent
for song selection and infectious personality earned him a spot at Hot 97.
There, he moved up the ranks from Flex’s intern, to running his own show
“Cipha Saturdays,” to finally hosting the coveted morning show. During his 17
years at Hot 97, and as a host on Eminem’s Sirius satellite station Shade 45, he
helped launch the careers of Rihanna, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, and Sean Paul.
In addition to picking hits for the radio, Cipha’s keen ear also led him to work

as an A&R executive for a number of record labels, including Jay Z’s Roc-A-
Fella and Pharrell Williams’ Startrak imprint.

Cipha’s well-known work ethic and unique ability to read any room has
allowed him to rock clubs around the world, and has made him an obvious
choice as a live DJ for many huge artists. He first hit the road as Lil Kim’s DJ
on the Hardcore tour. Since then he has DJ’d for Mos Def, Jay Z and Rihanna,
and at private parties for J.Lo, Mariah Carey, and more. He also serves as a
brand ambassador for Monster Energy and the Japanese clothing company, A
Bathing Ape (BAPE). For over 10 years, he has curated monthly playlists for
BAPE stores worldwide.
Throughout Cipha’s many career turns, two elements have remained at the
fore: comedy and hip-hop, his two biggest passions. On the radio, as a VJ for
MTV, and as a Live DJ, he has always maintained a sharp sense of humor on
the mic. He combined both fields as the official DJ for Comedy Central’s
Chapelle’s Show, and has continued to work with Dave Chappelle ever since,
joining him on tours as a DJ and opening comedian. He is a regular DJ at
Saturday Night Live after parties, and appeared in Michael Che’s Netflix

Special. He is now Che’s go-to opening act on the road, and just finished a
large multi- city tour in the states and throughout Europe.
Cipha provides an essential link between music and comedy in New York and
beyond. He performs standup comedy at clubs around the city, including the
legendary Comedy Cellar, and hosts “Take it Personal – The Hip Hop Improv
Show,” at UCB every month. “Take it Personal,” has featured many celebrity
guests, including Questlove, DJ Premier, The Wu-Tang Clan, Zoe Kravitz,
Donald Glover, and 2Chainz. It is a featured TV show on Jay Z’s streaming
service TIDAL and just wrapped up it’s summer tour along the east coast.
Natalie Cuomo:

Natalie Cuomo is an up and coming comedian born and raised in Queens, NY. Natalie is a fixture in the New York Comedy scene, and can be found performing regularly at The Stand, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Caroline’s On Broadway, Governor’s Comedy Club, and The Comic Strip. Natalie has performed in several comedy festivals, such as New York Comedy Festival, Idaho Comedy Festival and Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival in Los Angeles. Natalie has become a regular on Sirius XM. Natalie has been featured in Time Out NY, NY Magazine, and Metal Injection for her work as a comedian.

Natalie is the producer of a weekly rooftop comedy show in Brooklyn, NY at The Tiny Cupboard. She also produces a bi-weekly comedy show at The Stand in NYC.

In 2019, Natalie completed a residency in Los Angeles, where she performed consistently at The Comedy Store and Hollywood Improv.

Natalie graduated from the professional conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting ‘17. She then furthered her studies with Wynn Handman, founder of The American Place Theater. Natalie decided to take the leap into stand up comedy where she found her calling and has not looked back since.

Natalie spent her formative years attending acting classes at Lee Strasberg Film & Theater Institute and Stella Adler Teen Conservatory. She attended Bard College where she received a BA. As a child Natalie was always performing for her parents, making up songs whenever she could, and standing on the table at Christmas trying to tell jokes to her family.

Aside from her work as a comedian, Natalie is the co-founder of Classy Trashy Magazine, a motorcycle and tattoo publication. Natalie is a regular contributor to Inked Magazine. Her work can be found in their July 2021 & October 2021 Issues. Natalie is also a co-host of the Thirst Trap Podcast.