BRISTOL - Local comedian Ahmond Bond aka â€śD-Rummzâ€ť is set to open for Cipha Sounds and his hip hop improv show â€śTake it Personalâ€ť June 3 at Bleachers Sports Bar.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. at the sports bar at 300 Middle St. It will also feature the music of DJ Craig G from the radio station 93.7.
Bond, whose song â€śPaid Duesâ€ť sometimes plays on that station, said that he is a former coach at the local Boys & Girls Club, where his daughter now attends. He helped put together an anti-bullying video and rally for the club.
â€śI do a lot of work in the community,â€ť he said.
Bond said while music has been his â€śbread and butterâ€ť for a long time, he first started doing comedy shows after his music equipment was stolen during a break-in a little over a year ago.
â€śLiterally four or five days after that, an open mic night started (around) the street from where I live,â€ť he said. â€śI took it as a sign and when I performed people seemed to enjoy it. Iâ€™ve since done shows at the Hartford Funny Bone, Mohegan Sun Casino and local sports bars like Bleachers. I travel all around.â€ť
Bond said that he is excited to work with Cipha Sounds, who he said has a show on TruTV and has worked with Jay-Z and Busta-Rhymes.
â€śNo two shows are the same,â€ť he said. â€śIâ€™m excited to see what he will bring to Bleachers.â€ť
Bond said that his own brand of comedy is â€śinspired by truth.â€ť
â€śThe best comedy comes from real life experiences,â€ť he said. â€ś85 percent of what I talk about is real and the rest is drama added in for comedic effect. I just live life, observe and look at things in a funny way.â€ť
Bond added that his style is â€śhigh energyâ€ť and that those who have seen his act before can expect a lot of new material too.
Bond said that he considers Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle to be some of his biggest comedic influences.
â€śChris Rock would tell you the truth even if it is uncomfortable,â€ť said Bond. â€śChappelle Show was a huge deal back in the early 2000s. I feel like it actually healed racial tensions because you could get to laugh at racism and make fun of situations until everybody realized how silly it all is. Racial tension was at an all time low when that show was on the air. I feel like thatâ€™s what I want to achieve too.â€ť
Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or .