About the Show
Price: Tables for 2, 4 or 6. $25 per seat Thursday, $30 per seat weekend
When: Thursday 7 / 9:30, Friday 7 / 9:30, Saturday 7 / 9:30
Spotlight: COVID 19 restrictions may be in effect for these shows. Wil's unique perspective on political and social issues, with a twist of his West Indian Haitian culture, makes him a comedian in high demand. He has been hand picked by comedian heavyweights Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, the Wayans brothers, Katt Williams and Gabriel Iglesias to tour the country, and the Brooklyn native has been a fixture in the New York comedy scene for years. He's back at the Improv with a bunch of his comedy friends.
Featuring: Wil, Cipha Sounds, Aminah Imani, Jill Gonzalez, Gibran Saleem, Damani Seal
About the Comics
Wil Sylvince (official website) is one of the most explosive comedians performing around the world today. His comedic performances on COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO’S DEF COMEDY JAM, and SHOWTIME all garnered standing ovations by the audiences, a feat rarely seen accomplished by many performers. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Sylvince has honed his act in New York’s top comedy clubs – the Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip Live, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand-Up NY and the Gotham Comedy Club.
His unique perspective on political and social issues, with a twist of his West Indian Haitian culture, makes Sylvince a comedian in high demand. He has been hand picked by comedian heavyweights Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, the Wayans brothers, Katt Williams and Gabriel Iglesias to tour the country. When not touring with other comedians, Sylvince is a wanted commodity at college campuses everywhere. His versatility to work clean as well as edgy, make him one of the nation’s top booked college comedians.
In addition to his on-camera work, Sylvince also prides himself on his exceptional comedy writing skills. His writing has been used and featured on The Fugees’ album "The Score," Wyclef’s "The Carnival." He was also a contributor to "Chappelle's Show" on Comedy Central and Damon Wayans’ "The Underground." His work definitely speaks for itself, leaving audiences in amazement and always wanting more. Wil Sylvince is definitely a rising star worth keeping an eye on.
Throughout Cipha Sounds’ many career turns, two elements have remained at the fore: comedy and hip-hop, his two biggest passions. On the radio, as a VJ for MTV, and as a Live DJ, he has always maintained a sharp sense of humor on the mic. He combined both fields as the official DJ for Comedy Central’s "Chapelle’s Show," and has continued to work with Dave Chappelle ever since, joining him on tours as a DJ and opening comedian. He is a regular DJ at "Saturday Night Live" after parties, and appeared in Michael Che’s Netflix Special. He is now Che’s go-to DJ and opening act on the road. Cipha provides an essential link between music and comedy in New York and beyond. He performs standup comedy at clubs around the city, including the legendary Comedy Cellar, and hosted "Take it Personal – The Hip Hop Improv Show," at UCB every Friday night. “Take it Personal" has featured many celebrity guests, including Questlove, DJ Premier, The Wu-Tang Clan, Zoe Kravitz, Donald Glover, and 2Chainz. It is a featured TV show on Jay Z’s streaming service TIDAL.
Aminah Imani’s notable performance at the Homecoming Comedy Show of her alma mater, Howard University, paved the way for more career highlights. She performed in the 2018 Carolines on Broadway March Madness Comedy competition, the DC Comedy Festival and the Skankfest Comedy Festival. She has also appeared in online sketches for Buzzfeed and starred in the “Flatbush Misdemeanors" web series which was featured in the New York Television Festival.
Gibran Saleem has been featured on MTV, TV Land, Comedy Central, Popcorn Flix, PBS, CUNY TV, VOA, Huffington Post and Cosmopolitan. He performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV and was featured on season 2 of "Better Things" on FX. Gibran was also the focus of an international docuseries on NHK TV called "Asian Dreamers" for the episode "Brown is Funny." Gibran is the only comedian to ever be selected as a finalist for both the Stand-Up NBC and NBC Late Night program; where he was 1 of 6 individuals hand selected from 1,000 submissions. He has toured nationally in festivals, colleges, clubs and has performed in various countries as well as overseas in South Korea and Japan during a comedy tour for our troops. Gibran is currently based in Brooklyn, NY where he is a regular performer at clubs throughout the city, including the legendary Comedy Cellar.