New York-based comedian “Majah Hype” will be taking to the Cayman stage for the first time at a comedy jam set for Nov. 18 at Margaritaville.
Cavalcade of characters
The show will feature the mainstream funnyman, who first came to light as a social media sensation, winning fans across the Caribbean. He is known for his hilarious depictions of Caribbean, African and American grandmothers, uncles, fathers, police officers, best friends and more.
As a comedian, he has developed a hilarious routine and is now taking his web-based comedy to the next level. Majah’s massive social media following – 450,000 Instagram followers and counting – is a testament to his ability to reach across nationalities, unifying people throughout the islands and beyond.
Majah Hype has headlined live stand-up shows in Canada, Britain, Guyana, Trinidad, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, just to name a few. He has developed some 20 or so regular characters over the past two years, some of the most popular being Di Rass (a foul-mouthed, no-nonsense Rasta), Grandpa James (a cranky Trinidadian elder), and Sister Sandrine (picture your Jamaican friend’s mom sitting at home in her house dress, dishing out tough love).
As a former artist and DJ with New York City sound system Massive B, Majah Hype is not a newcomer to the stage. He has been entertaining since he was 8 years old, when he was first introduced by his grandfather, who had his own band back in the islands. Grandpa Hype passed down his musical acumen and taught Majah how to play seven instruments and read music. It seems that Majah Hype is doing nothing if not living up to his name, becoming an icon for the Caribbean community in Brooklyn, New York, and beyond. He has infiltrated iPhones, tablets, laptops and daily conversations with his fresh but classically Caribbean style of comedy.
Rick Morris, a representative of Ironshore Music Group, which is producing the show, stated, “Our aim is to provide quality entertainment for the public, as well as an opportunity for individuals seeking wholesome fun and entertainment.”
Tickets will be available at Singh’s Roti Shop, G’s & Gents, Funky Tang’s, Winners Circle and Margaritaville. Admission is $25. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 10 p.m.