On weekend nights out you can find superb rappers doing their thing at any given number of inner city venues, but have you ever experienced a hip-hop game show at a comedy room?
This is the case with the highly entertaining Sketch The Rhyme enactment at the Giant Dwarf in Surry Hills; it combines freestyle rapping with speed drawing and turns it all into a fun game show. After the show’s success touring in festivals around the country, Sketch The Rhyme made its Sydney return this April to a sold out audience. The new performance is a much larger stage show with more guest artists involved, this month will see Ozi Batla making an appearance as well as the local electronic live band The Sticks.
City Hub asked their creative director Joel Rapaport, what was the inspiration behind Sketch The Rhyme and what makes it click with audiences.
“The inspiration started out as freestyling from doing battle raps and cyphers and to try to think of a way of changing it to do freestyle games, we were drawing inspiration from that and also game shows like Whose Line Is It Anyway… so it’s a blend of comedy, spontaneity, theatre and is far more outreaching than simply a hip-hop audience”.
Sketch the Rhyme has plenty of audience participation as well so you won’t want to miss out on this unique hybrid show.
Jul 29, 7pm. Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern. $15-$25. Tickets & Info: www.giantdwarf.com.au
By Daniel Jaramillo.