MC Hammersmith – Q&A
MC Hammersmith is a freestyle rapping comic, whose Straight Outta Brompton tour proved to be a hit up and down the country.
With a TikTok presence that attracts under 10s to his 16+ live shows, he’s performed at Fringe and comedy festivals all around the world, headlined at major comedy clubs across the UK, and has won multiple comedy awards for his freestyle rap performances.
Here are his Famous Last Words…
Last thing you did that made you feel good?
As I write this, I’ve just finished performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 24 straight days of performing three shows a day. The night after the final show I had two pints and fell asleep. Probably the best night of my life actually.
Last thing you’d want to be doing right now?
The one hiccough I had with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is parents kept bringing their kids to see me. This is normally fine, but it’s a 16+ show, and they were literally bringing 8-year-olds. This is the danger of putting my content on TikTok I suppose. So the last thing I’d want to be doing right now is what I did the whole month: making eye contact with a horrified parent as I drop F-bombs left right and centre.
Last night on Earth… What’s your poison?
Two pints and falling asleep. Honestly can’t recommend it enough. I’m a total lightweight, which means two pints is enough for me. I don’t want to party though. Or socialise at all actually. Just two cold 4% IPAs and a dreamless void, please.
Last supper… What are you ordering?
Large chicken shawarma and chips from Palmyra kebab shop in Edinburgh. It’s so dense and heavy I often think it might be my last supper anyway. If it’s my last supper, I’d like to die doing what I love most – dry heaving through hummus.
Last person you’d want to share a drink with?
I don’t want to share a drink with anyone. It’s my drink. Give it back. If I don’t have exactly two pints I won’t be able to pass out. Isn’t that the point? I don’t want to be awake with my own thoughts, get that straw out your mouth.
Last time you shed a tear and why?
The most important lesson I learned in private school: men don’t cry. The second most important lesson I learned in private school: when you concede ten consecutive goals at table football in the prefect’s common room, you have to trouser yourself and hop ten times around the bins. I live my adult life by these two mantras.
Last refuge… where would you go?
I come from a very powerful family with access to a nuclear bunker. I’ve replaced every tin of food with two tinned pints of cold 4% IPA. When the dragon apocalypse comes, I’ll be snoring right through it baby.
Last the course… tips on loot, love & life?
I think do what you love. That’s a pretty good tip. Life’s too short to be stuck doing things you hate. Develop your side passions, you’ll at least be happy. I reckon that’s a good tip. Do things you love. Crack a couple open, boys! Yes both are for me.
Last but one… random question: Tell us about something that interests you that nobody else knows about. Like Gaelic football… or porcelain.
My TikTok algorithm appears to just be videos of men jumping into things. It’s got me figured out. A man loves what a man loves.
Your Famous Last Words, please?
Ooh, it’s a hoppy one! Zzz!
MC Hammersmith has upcoming dates in Hull, Sheffield and Leeds
For full tour dates visit: mchammersmith.com
Images: David Wilkinson