XXcLusive: The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac Names Hip-Hop’s Funniest MCs

John Stewart’s sidekick Wyatt Cenac on The Daily Show is one funny you know what, but according to him, the rappers are the real comedians. XXLMag.com recently chopped it up with the Comedy Central star to speak on hip-hop’s funniest MCs.

“There’s a lot of rappers who have ventured into the world of comedy,” Cenac told XXL. “And then there’s so many guys who [are] just lyrically funny. …You look at somebody like Kanye who’s very funny in his music or even like Redman who’s great. You look at all of Redman’s videos, they’re all really funny and he seems like a guy that doesn’t take himself too seriously. There’s a good marriage between hip-hop and humor and there are a lot of funny rappers. Mos Def did a lot of stuff on the Chappelle Show.

As XXLMag,com previously reported, Cenac recently linked up with Slim Thug for the comical “Still a Boss” video—poking fun at how the recession has affected hip-hop. The comedian revealed to XXL that he is scared the Houston rapper might put his job in jeopardy, due to his hilarious sense of humor.

“The fact that I have this job and a rapper doesn’t is really more of a testament to me because they’re plenty of funny rappers,” he said. “I could be out of a job. If Slim Thug called tomorrow and said he wanted my job, I’d be screwed.” –Jesse Giseen with reporting by Brooklyne Gipson

For XXL’s take on the funniest rappers in the game peep our feature I Ain’t No Joke here.

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  • abdulnasir

    1ST! and of course J7M!

  • Renegade

    Detroit is the home of the funniest emceez,


      ^^two words, lookin boy. lol. i belive u.

  • DownSouth

    I think some of the funniest rappers are Eminem and Mannie Fresh. Em got the lyrical coldness and just says the krayziest things. Mannie is not really a lyricist but he says the funniest things.


    • Mr. North

      I been tryin to but Mannie Fresh on here for hours. they will not add.

  • Eric

    Ludacris is funny as hell, southern version of Redman.

    case in point: stand up video, one more drink video, get back video, and more and more

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    I think Mos Def is theatrically funny. Not on his music, obviously, but the nigga makes me laugh. Chappelle had him on the show for a reason.

    Hip Hop’s sense of humor has been gone for awhile. Otherwise, instead of despising Soulja Boy, we’d be laughing our asses off @ that douche nozzle.

  • aimee

    cao why appear mine

  • Renegade

    Co sign @ Tony Grand$

  • UARK83

    Mannie Fresh’s “Mind of Mannie Fresh”, is hands down one of the funniest albums ever. And it has some sick beats too.