Fat Joe announces comedy debut with one-man standup show

Fine! Looks like Fat Joe is getting ready to take his talent from the concert stage to the comedy stage! The “Lean Back” rapper announced Friday that he will be putting on a one-man standup comedy show in NYC this fall.

Joe will be introduced by one of the most celebrated comedians of all time, Dave Chappelle, with Rock Nation and Magic Lemonade as co-creators. According to a press release about the show, Joe will explore some of the most intense parts of his life, including his journey to stardom and the tragic experience of being kidnapped in Africa.

Joe had this to say about his new venture:

The world will be getting Fat Joe into his most authentic, vulnerable and comical self on that stage. I’m not holding anything back. I’ve always been proud to tell my story, but we’re about to take it to the next level. I am grateful to Dave Chappelle, Rock Nation, and Magic Lemonade for sharing our story and helping make this one-man show the biggest event ever.

Magic Lemonade executive producer Ricky Hughes called Fat Joe one of the greatest storytellers of all time.

I’ve worked with great storytellers, but Fat Joe is easily one of the all-time greats. Magic Lemonade is excited to be working with Joe and Rock Nation to bring their story to life in an unexpected way.”

Amidst the news, Joe celebrated his 52nd birthday.

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