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