Leading hip-hop station HOT 97 WQHT presented its annual April Fools Comedy Show last night to a packed house at Madison Square Garden. The hilarious line-up, hosted by Shawn and Marlon Wayans, included Charlie Murphy, Tracy Morgan, Rob Stapleton, HOT 97’s own Cipha Sounds, Cocoa Brown of Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse,” A.G. White, Tony Roberts, and Gerald Kelly (who does a hilarious Funkmaster Flex impression). Cipha Sounds also brought out the “gangster of comedy,” Capone, and played an April Fools’ joke on the audience by fraudulently announcing that Kevin Hart was coming to the stage! We were laughing too hard to stay mad for long, though. HOT 97’s DJ Magic kept the energy up and the audience entertained with hot music during and between sets, and Shawn and Marlon did a great job of keeping the show moving. All of the comedians brought their A-game to the world’s most famous arena, and the enormous venue was filled with applause and howls of laughter.
The April Fools Comedy Show 2014 was sponsored by HOT 97, Carolines on Broadway, and MetroPlus.