'D-Rummz' brings comedy to real life situations

Published on Friday, 1 June 2018 21:09


BRISTOL - Local comedian Ahmond Bond aka “D-Rummz” is set to open for Cipha Sounds and his hip hop improv show “Take it Personal” 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 “Paid Dues” 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.

“I do a lot of work in the community,” he said.

Bond said while music has been his “bread and butter” 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.

“Literally four or five days after that, an open mic night started (around) the street from where I live,” he said. “I took it as a sign and when I performed people seemed to enjoy it. I’ve since done shows at the Hartford Funny Bone, Mohegan Sun Casino and local sports bars like Bleachers. I travel all around.”

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.

“No two shows are the same,” he said. “I’m excited to see what he will bring to Bleachers.”

Bond said that his own brand of comedy is “inspired by truth.”

“The best comedy comes from real life experiences,” he said. “85 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.”

Bond added that his style is “high energy” 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.

“Chris Rock would tell you the truth even if it is uncomfortable,” said Bond. “Chappelle 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 that’s what I want to achieve too.”

Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or .

Posted in The Bristol Press, Arts, Bristol on Friday, 1 June 2018 21:09. Updated: Friday, 1 June 2018 22:02.