Meet The Fearless Funny Man Malcolm Hatchett Upcoming King of Comedy
Malcolm Hatchett is a 24 year old stand up comedian cracking up the busy streets of Los Angeles. He regularly appears on popular comedy platforms such as Kill Tony at The World Famous Comedy Store, Flappers Comedy Club, Westside Comedy Theatre, The Ice House Comedy Club and of course he’s a roast king on one of our favorite platforms, social media!
The Winston-Salem native began comedy at age 19, but has always been quite a jokester. He says if he had not found his passion and purpose in comedy he doesn’t know where he would be right now.
“My first month into comedy I told myself “I found my gift and now I gotta unwrap it,” he said.
In fact, for his first comedy show, he brought about 30 of his friends to a comedy club back home in North Carolina and although he performed so fast to get it over with, he fell in love with stand up and comedy overall that same day.
The comedian says he loves making people laugh and just talking to random folks, even in the grocery stores. What makes him different from any other upcoming comedian is he doesn’t mind getting uncomfortable to put smiles on everyone’s faces.
One of his supporters, Daniel Heaton loves watching him on Instagram. “You’re hilarious man, by far one of the funniest guys on Kill Tony ever”, he said from Perth Australia. “I can’t wait until the day you tour here.”
Bruce Pych, who is another supporter of Hatchett’s says he is a killa on stage and describes him as funny as ever and loose in the pocket.
“I can’t wait to see what he becomes, he is hilarious and freaking awesome.”
Hatchett says the joke writing process is pretty simple for him, he gets it done and prepares for open mics to try out his new jokes and if he needs to make adjustments he works on them every night.
He explained that he doesn’t necessarily call it doing comedy, he just talks about stuff on his mind and people laugh at it. He thinks its because people have humorous stuff on their minds as well they just never heard their minds speak out loud.
You’ll most times catch him with a smerk on his face, though things were not always a laughing matter for Hatchett. He says overcoming the obstacle of having to sleep in a 1992 Ford Taurus outside of a planet fitness every night for a while helped groom him into a stronger comedian and forced him to never give up.
Actually, some of his favorite jokes and skits that he’s created are about being broke and homeless and he believes his audience likes them just as much as he does because he takes a true story with honesty and rawness and adds in fun humor!
Its true comedy is about making people laugh and happy, but Hatchett says his overall message to his audience not only as a comedian, but as an African American man is, “no matter how bad the world treats us we still have a gift we were all given, therefore, let that hurt go and use it!”
Gaining more and more comedy experience each day Hatchett describes his comedic style as the 90’s and he feels like unfortunately comedy has changed a great deal since then.
“I still study def jam,” he said. “But comedy has changed because folks are afraid to show what is hurting them and people are just really sensitive.”
He has been compared to comedians such as Mike Epps, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Chris Tucker.
Those are some tough acts to follow, but he is following the lead of some of the biggest names in comedy! Richard Pryor opened doors for Eddie Murphy and he opened doors for comedians and actors like Chris Rock and the Wayans brothers.
Hatchett said if he got a chance to work with one comedian he would love to work with Chris Tucker because he is one of his biggest role models, but he would absolutely love to work with any comedian that is an inspiration to him.
“They are the reasons I started comedy, I study them,” he said.
He may not be compared to him, but one of Hatchett’s supporters Ian Hambrecht says, “He’s gonna be the next Dave Chappelle.”
Just as Hatchett studied his favorite comedians he now feels as a growing comedian and someone who now has a platform that it is important for him to set a positive example for the younger generation because it can save their lives, like his favorite comedians did for him.
Hard working and determined to be a great comedian is an understatement for Hatchett. Performing new material at 3 open mics a night, you may see him on a stage or big screen near you really soon.
“I’ll keep on struggling and striving to be better everyday until one day I get my break through and I’ll just pump more gas in my tank to keep going,” he said.
I wanna have my own tour someday I’ll call it “broke and funny” who wanna see this happen ??!
— malc (@MalcolmHatchett) April 10, 2018
“If I could give any advice to an upcoming comedian or just anybody who has a dream it would be no matter how hard something you love may seem, don’t get discouraged and never settle.”
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Follow E'Vonne: Instagram: @forever_evonne Twitter: @EVonneGipson SC: @byevonnegipson E'Vonne Gipson is an award winning journalist from Missouri City, TX. She is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received a B.A. degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in journalism and public relations. Gipson has written for several publications including Sheen Magazine, HBCU Buzz, The Black Beat, The News-Star, The Ruston Daily Leader, JubileeMag.com, and Houston Style Magazine. She is a former business reporting intern at Abilene Reporter-News in Abilene, TX and a current social media intern for MC Lyte's Hip Hop Sisters Network. She first began her journalism career writing for her school's newspaper "The Gramblinite". In 2016, Gipson worked with the Web Department at Houston television station, KHOU-11 TV where she gained professional photography and social media skills. Gipson is currently a producer at USA Today Network newspaper, The News-Star in Monroe. She is a member of The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.