Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Bill Bellamy and Marlon Wayans united for a night of laughs on Wednesday night at New York City’s The Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground. The five comedians jumped on stage during the second-night of stand up comedy, which initially started out as an impromptu, surprise one-hour set by Rock, Wayans & Chappelle the night before.
This time around Questlove was in the house and shared some photos on his Instagram page of “#themaster5,” as he watched the funny men crack stomach-hurting jokes. He wrote a little blurb in one of his pics about how the 5 of them took turns joking for over an hour about everything from the Pope resigning to hilarious stories of the good old days to hanging out with Jay-Z. They even did a mini-cipher / roast session:
I once sat in on drums with Prince on bass, Sheila E on percussion, Frank Mcomb on keys, Rachelle Ferrell on vocals doing Stevie Wonder’s catalogue (who incidentally was also sitting in….with Joni Mitchell & Selma Hayek as our audience) and I *think* I might have felt as high as I did tonight. I was working on the other side of the world when suddenly I got a “get yo arse down here NOW!!!!!” text. Sure enough I made it just in time to see the best night ever at the comedy cellar: Hannibal was on 1st, then Chapelle did an amazing off the top bit about what life will be like in a South African jail with prosthetic legs…and the pope quitting his career too. & then the floodgates opened: Hart riffed on Spilling drinks on Hov then everyone got in a cipher doing a mini roast/dozens/lovefest about each other. It was honest to god like watching the comic version of “scenario” or “the symphony” jokes and punchlines were flying fast. Stories of way back when was told. And I had the best seat in the house (Dave told me to play piano….but I took the bench just to get a good view) amazing night watching themaster5