Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) added another chapter to his exciting life last night when he made his stand-up comedy debut in Montreal, Canada.
Yasiin made his debut at Montreal’s Phi Centre as part of the “Happy Birthday! Shut Up” show. Along with Bey, producer/DJ Kaytranada performed.
Yasiin Bey is no stranger to the comedy world. Besides his experience as a great actor in plenty of comedy films, during Dave Chappelle’s hey-day, the artist popped up on Chappelle’s Show both as a musician and as a bit actor, making it one of the show’s best musical performances when he freestyled in Dave’s whip as they cruised the boulevard.
According to Cult MTL (Cult Montreal), Bey touched on the Drake and Meek Mill beef, “The male ego is a boring place.” He also talked about Kanye throwing away his busted mic at the Pan American Games in Toronto, “I was talking to El-P from Run the Jewels the other day and he said it turned into a bird.”
Yasiin continued to share with his audience, “My dream had been to do stand-up comedy, and I’m sitting down,” he said, referring to the fact that he was sitting on a stool. “Don’t I look like I’m living my dream? I’m here living my dream, and I look like Tyler on the cover of that album.”
If you didn’t get a chance to catch his show, no worries! Watch snippets below.