On Monday night, VH1 and Hot 97 along with Monami Entertainment, Eastern TV and Myx Fusions Moscato, premiered the first two episodes of the upcoming unscripted comedy series “This is Hot 97” at Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Cast members in attendance at the “Myx & Mingle” event included Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, Ebro Darden, Miss Info, Peter Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds, and Laura Stylez. The evening kicked off with Cipha Sounds taking the stage to give the 350+ crowd a warm comedic welcome. He then brought comedian Brooklyn Mike onstage for a hilarious stand-up routine followed by introductory remarks from executive producer and Myx Fusions Moscato CMO Mona Scott-Young. After the viewing, attendees posed their questions to the cast and got their take on the show, which is, in the words of Ebro, “nothing like a reality show.” He maintained that the cast is like family and the show gives viewers an authentic behind-the-scenes look at their funny and lovingly dysfunctional family dynamic. Additional attendees included Mack Wilds, Jennifer Williams (“Basketball Wives”), Chef Roble and Tahiry Jose (“Love & Hip Hop NY”). Music was provided by Hot 97’s own DJ Spynfo.
“This is Hot 97” premieres Monday, March 31 at 10:30pm ET/PT on VH1.
Photos: Rowena Husbands
Angie Martinez (left); Ebro Darden, Cipha Sounds & Peter Rosenberg (right)
Executive Producer Ian Gelfand with Mona Scott-Young (left); Peter, Ian and Ebro strike a b-boy pose on the carpet
Mona Scott-Young with Myx Fusions CEO Peter Reaske (left); Miss Info (right)
Hot 97’s own Laura Stylez (left); Tahiry Jose (center); Chef Roble (right)
Ian Gelfand, Peter Rosenberg, Laura Stylez, Deon Levingston (SVP, Emmis Communications), Cipha Sounds, Miss Info, Ebro Darden & Drewski
The line to get in was not a joke (left); But sweet promises of Myx Fusions Moscato awaited inside (right)
Angie Martinez met up with Funkmaster Flex (left); While Brianna Collette & Ebro posed for the camera (right)
Both DJ Spynfo (left) and Mack Wilds (right) were in the Myx
Mona with Jennifer Williams (left); Karlie Hustle & Yvette Davila (right)
Time for Q&A! Check out Cipha Sounds in the hot seat!
Brooklyn Mike on the mic (left); Angie Martinez gives her two cents (right)
Mack Wilds during the Q&A
Mista Cee and his shirt think Ebro’s to blame. Miss Info doesn’t seem to disagree (left); Guests enjoy Myx (right)
We see you, Jerry Wonda! (left); Jas Fly & Rae Holliday are ’bout that Myx life (right)