Joe Jacobs.

Hip-Hop's Laughing Stock

BBC Radio 4 factual show by Joe Jacobs. 1 episode in 2020. Features Joe Jacobs.

Joe Jacobs.

Hip-Hop's Laughing Stock

Joe Jacobs looks at the bridge between the worlds of rap and comedy

BBC Radio 4
Joe Jacobs
James Trice

Joe Jacobs is a failing rapper trying to make a career as a stand-up comedian.

Straight out of Finchley, Joe spent a decade attempting to build a recording career as a hip-hop MC. But by his own admission he was never taken too seriously. Now he's trying to turn the tables - instead of being the butt of other people's jokes he is hoping to direct the laughs himself. His ambition is to succeed in stand-up, where he failed in rap - and get a gig on television.

Can he go from being a comedic rapper, to a stand-up comedian who raps?

In this documentary he meets other artists who bridge the worlds of rap and comedy. He hears about hip-hop's humorous roots from Open Mic Eagle, understands the world of rap battles with Lunar C and Jaz Kahina and meets one of the least likely success stories in viral rap videos, Dan Bull.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 21st September 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 4pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 5th November 2020 at 11:30am