As a staple of NYC’s comedy scene and a DJ with roots in the city’s rich hip-hop history, Cipha Sounds is a man of many talents. With a knack for observational comedy, a background in improv, and an arsenal of music industry anecdotes, Cipha’s sets are always unique – drawing on the energy of the room and the audience.
When he’s not traveling the world with comedians like Dave Chappelle, Michelle Wolf, Mo Amer, and Michael Che, you can find him performing at Manhattan’s legendary Comedy Cellar, and headlining major clubs around the country.
Cipha is no stranger to the small screen. He just wrapped a series with L.L. Cool J for A&E titled Hip Hop Treasures, which is slated to debut top of 2023. Cipha starred on TV shows like Tru TV’s "Laff Mobb's Laff Tracks", Fuse’s "What’s Ur Thing?" and was featured on HBO Max’s "That Damn Michael Che". He also spent many years as a host on Hot 97’s morning show, the original DJ for Chappelle’s Show, and a touring DJ for artists such as Lil Kim, Mos Def, and Rihanna. Cipha is currently the co-host of the podcasts Juan Ep Is Life (with Hot 97 and ESPN’s
Peter Rosenberg), and Talk Clearlyer (with fellow comedian Wil Sylvince), and he is working on his debut half-hour special.