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The Cast of HBO’s The Wire Share Unheard Behind The Scenes Stories And More At Hip-Hop Improv

Submitted by on July 4, 2014 – 3:07 amNo Comment
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On Friday, June 27, 2014, actors J.D “Bodie” Williams, Felicia “Snoop” Pearson and Julitio “Naman” McCullum from HBO’s hit show The Wire stopped by FIT for the special Del Close Marathon edition of The Hip Hop Improv Show – Take It Personal. The improv show is presented by Hot 97′s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade “UCB”, the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds‘ team A Tribe Called YES [Lydia Hensler, Brandon Gardner, Sean Diston, Nasha Rothwell, and Cipha Sounds] reenacted stories originally told by the cast of The Wire.

During the set, the cast shared a story about how the drug dealers on the streets were extremely understanding and cooperative with the cast and crew filming on their block. The drug dealers were so accommodating, that they insisted that one of the cast members wear a very opulent and extravagant piece of jewelry while the show was filmed. The cast also revealed how their celebrity status led a car salesman to loan them a vehicle (which was against the dealership’s policy) and how they ended up totaling the borrowed vehicle.

Music was provided by Drewski from Hot 97. Special guests included comedian/actress Anjelah Johnson, Bernard Smalls (StuffFlyPeopleLike.com), Rae Holliday (StuffFlyPeopleLike.com), Jakk Doe (JakkDoe.com), Willy Dope of Par-City, and more. TAKE IT PERSONAL will continue every Friday at the legendary UCB Theater.

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