Photo above is of Majah Hype portraying one of his many popular, hilarious characters, Di Rass.
TORONTO, Ontario – For the third year in a row, in Toronto, the best comedians from Africa will take on the best from the West Indies.
From Trinidad to Tanzania, Ghana to Grenada, Ritz Caribbean Foods’ “The Juice Cup: World Cup of Comedy” attracts the expatriates of many cities, towns, villages and parishes.
Back in 2012, Michael Blackson, best known for his appearances on BET Comic View, Shaquille O’Neil’s All-star Comedy Tour, and his appearance in the hit movie, Next Friday; along with teammates Trixx and Eddy King were able to overcome their West Indian opponents.
In 2013, Much Music’s T-Rexx stepped down as the coach of the team and was replaced by CHRY’s Dr. Jay. He and his comedic team of Jay Martin, Jean Paul, and Sterling Scott battled back to secure the win for the West Indian team.
After two sold out shows, Torontonians have been anticipating this rubber match all year long and will get it on Friday, November 14 and Sunday, November 16 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on the CNE Grounds.
With what the organizer is calling “The Social Network Tour” Juice Comedy Toronto had no holds barred when it recruited this year’s team.
Blackson, who publicly released a very humorously entertaining video claiming that the West Indian team must have cheated last year, has returned. Both he and coach, MC Bonde, have vowed to bring the cup back to Africa.
However, this will be no easy task since internet and Instagram sensation, Majah Hype — whose real name is Collin Nigel McPherson and who was raised in East Kingston, Jamaica, Dunkirk, to be exact — will be leading the team from the islands this year.
Creating popular characters like “Grampa James” and “Di Rass”, Majah’s videos have been loaded on the screens of literally millions of cell phones, tablets, and computers in only one short year.
Although it is known that he resides in New York City, the fact that he has been able to keep his background a huge mystery, has been accredited to his ability to imitate a variety of accents with impeccable accuracy.
Hype has a following of over 150,000 via his Instagram page @majahhype, and has been spotted with many popular artists and celebrities world-wide.
There have even been rumours of Hype being awarded his own show on the BET network for 2015, although like his heritage, when asked he never confirms or denies.
Price Harry, aka White Yardie, and Dami, aka Aphrican Ape, both internet superstars in their own rights, and Toronto’s most popular Trixx and Jay Martin, will all grace the stage for both shows.
Representatives from the show’s organized, Juice Comedy Toronto, have confirmed that, following a familiar trend, both shows are over 90% sold out. For additional information and tickets visit www.juicecomedytoronto.com or call 1-877-700-3130.