Passions for building communities and creating strong representations of Caribbean descendants in mainstream culture are what give comedian Majah Hype his secret sauce. Beginning in 2012, the raspy-voiced funnyman known to his adoring fans as “the Caribbean King of Comedy” took social media by storm with his brand of humor he calls “reality comedy:” producing and starring in sketches online featuring impersonations of characters that poke fun at various stereotypes associated with Caribbean, Latin and African-American cultures. As a stand-up comedian, Majah improvises his routines: delivering unscripted punchlines around everyday experiences that connect Afro-Caribbean people.
Majah was always destined to entertain crowds and bring joy to diverse audiences. Born Nigel Joseph in the Caribbean, Majah grew up the oldest of three children with his mother in Brooklyn, N.Y. The diligent entertainer synonymous with mimicking Caribbean accents honed his chops winning his family’s holiday talent shows either telling jokes or playing seven instruments: mainly the alto saxophone, clarinet and trombone. Any other time, Majah was taking his inspiration for making people laugh by studying Redd Foxx on “Sanford & Son,” Jamaican comic Oliver Samuels, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence, Jerry Seinfeld and Eddie Murphy.