The creative collaboration of theater 99’s hit show, “Mystery Meat: The Mixtape Volume 1” originated with the iconic duo of Jordan Edwards and Joshua Christian.
Edward and Christian are two talented comedians who found their way into improv. Christian admits that he “never really let it go” once he joined.
The two create a unique combination of modern hip-hop and sketch comedy. The show gives the audience a style of entertainment rarely found in the scene of comedy.
Joshua Christian, otherwise known as White Smoke, DJ’s the show with his climatic music. BLKPAPA, or Jordan Edwards, raps his lyrics out.
The interaction between the DJ and performer gives the audience that comic relief they anticipate.
Christian admits that it is his goal every time to “crack” Jordan and make him laugh.It is the strongest belief that if the comedian will laugh, then so will the audience.
The idea for the show originated from the mind of Jordan Edward. Edwards realized how many opportunities that Theater 99 gave him. He thought about how he had “all these cool song ideas and why not just go ahead and start putting them on stage.”
The two create an undeniably signature dynamic. Christian classifies Edward as “the star of the show.” Edward puts Christian in the realm of being a “garnish” to it all, The “garnish” being the last piece of perfection to the special show.
The collection of lyrics and sketch comedy create an atmosphere of surprise, hence the name “Mystery Meat.”
This new genre of comedy can vary on what the show will be every time. The set differs each show. The audience can expect to see something different every time.
The whole intent is to let the audience stray from the daily grind of life.
Edwards and Christian described how the show can be a “disconnect” for people. It is a way for them to “escape” and have some “straight up fun.”
Joshua Christian advises that college students push off the weekly beer extravaganzas and attend this once in a lifetime comedy show. It will be more fun anyway.