Fat Joe Announces One-Man Stand-Up Show Based on His Life

The theatrical event will go down this fall in NYC, with a special introduction by Dave Chappelle as well as interviews with Joe's friends and family.

Fat Joe To Take Theatrical Stage For One-Man Standup Show

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Fat Joe To Take Theatrical Stage For One-Man Standup Show

Fat Joe is getting the full theatrical treatment. 

On Friday, the Terror Squad rapper announced he will hit the stage for one-man show based on his upcoming memoir The Book of Jose. The stand-up event will include unfiltered, never-before-heard anecdotes about Joe’s life and career, such as his prison stint nearly a decade ago and the time he was kidnapped in Angola, Africa.

Co-produced by Roc Nation and Magic Lemonade, the show will feature a special introduction from Dave Chappelle, plus appearances by fellow celebrities.

“The world will be getting Fat Joe at his most authentic, vulnerable, and comedic self on that stage,” Joey Crack said in a press release. “I’m not holding anything back. I’ve always taken pride in my storytelling, but we’re about to take it to the next level. I’m grateful to Dave Chappelle, Roc Nation and Magic Lemonade for their support in sharing my story and helping make this one-man show the biggest event ever.”

Directed by Chris Robinson and soundtracked by Terror Squad’s discography, the show will be supplemented by archival footage and interviews with Joe’s friends, family, and collaborators.

“I’ve worked with great storytellers, but Fat Joe is easily one of the greatest of all-time,” Magic Lemonade executive producer Rikki Hughes said. “Magic Lemonade is excited to work with Joe and Roc Nation to bring his story to life in an unexpected way.”

The show goes down this fall in NYC, with ticket information arriving in the upcoming weeks. Joe’s memoir will be released through Roc Nation’s publishing arm Roc Lit 101.

The Book of Jose is more than just a book about my career,” Joe said in a statement earlier this year. “It explores the darkest moments of my life—brushes with death, being locked up, losing friends, and dealing with depression—that shaped me as a man. I overcame significant adversity but I’m excited to be in a position to share my story and inspire others through my journey.”

The book will arrive Nov. 15 and is available for pre-order at Penguin Random House.

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