Mike Tyson Shows Support to T.I.’s Developing Stand-up Comedy Career
While T.I reigned as the self-proclaimed "King of the South," he never restricted himself to just rapping. The Grand Hustle general has always embodied the ethos of his record label in his television, movies, and clothing.
These days, T.I. keeps expanding his horizons and has become a stand-up comedian. His comedy ambitions came to light in January after a video of him practicing a routine at a comedy club went viral.
The Atlanta native's comedy career has grown since then, with a recent appearance at the famous Laugh Factory in West Hollywood, California leaving the crowd hysterical.
Now, T.I. has a sports legend among his growing army of fans. Taking to Instagram, the 41-year-old rapper shared photos of him hanging out with boxing great Mike Tyson at The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood.
Tip made sure to reference Tyson's new edibles inspired by his infamous fight with boxing opponent Evander Holyfield in the caption, referencing Tyson's "Mike Bites" edibles.
“My Patna @miketyson pulled up on me tonight @laughfactoryhw to check out my set,” he wrote. “slide 2 I’m asking him if [Evander] Holyfield was all ears when he told him bout his new edibles. Maaaaan We kicked sh*t & [P]ushed [P] All night!!”
Mike Tyson is no stranger to stand-up comedy himself, of course. His 2013 one-man show Undisputed Truth reflected on his storied career and life with often humorous takes. Spike Lee directed the special.
Although T.I.'s stand-up comedy career has earned Mike Tyson's approval, it isn't taking everyone by storm. A veteran comedian/actor mocked the trap pioneer's "three week"-old comedy career in February and questioned his intentions.
Nevertheless, T.I. stays committed to his comedy goals. He will share the stage with Nick Cannon, Bruce Bruce, Ha Ha Davis, and more at Power 105.1's April Fools Comedy Jam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
It will feature live performances by Lil Kim and Moneybagg Yo on April 9.