A Quite Trill Exclusive: Repo Lakey speaks on his comedic hustle

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For as hard as most rappers attempt to be most of them are really funny guys. They crack jokes and most can play the dozens like a champ (The Dozens is a game of spoken words between two contestants, common in Black communities of the United States, where participants insult each other until one gives up.) As of late comedians have become the new rock stars and some of them do spot on impressions of rappers. The point is comedy and hip hop have a lot in common. They are both very tough hustles, both arts demand you to dig deep inside yourself and expand on personal material, both arts are raw and basic (just you and a mic). One difference between comedy and hip hop is that in hip hop you can expose your emotions in real-time exactly the way you feel them, with comedy you are taking something usually painful or sad and making it funny.

Comedian Repo Lakey grew up in the Ft Hood / Killeen, Tx area he is now living in Arizona. Repo is a comic that is out here hustling just a hip hop artist Repo has been active on the comedy scene for years now. Repo boasts performances all over America and the world. Repo has shared the stage with comic vets such as Romo “White Chocolate”, Austin’s own Jimmie Roulette, the legendary Mooney Twins; sons of legend Paul Mooney, Marlon Wayans, Shang, Hope Flood, Honest John, Shawn Harris, Juan Villarreal and the world-renowned Judy Carter; author of The Comedy Bible. Repo also worked with Taylor-Made TV in Austin, TX as a street host interviewing comics such as Earthquake, Joe Torry and Melanie Carmacho. Even with all these accomplishments Repo still considers himself semi-professional because has he puts it “he only gets paid half the time” Repo may walk light but he hits heavy on stage, therefore crowning him the “SILENT ASSASSIN OF COMEDY!”


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