2024 Cipha Sounds

Ages 18 and up

Friday, June 07 - Saturday, June 08
  • Will Call will be the ONLY option given when purchasing tickets. We do NOT give physical or digital tickets for entry to our shows.
  • Once tickets are purchased the ONLY thing you will show once doors open is the ticket purchases driver’s license to get in. There is nothing to print or pick up ahead of time for entry.
  • 18 & over
  • Two items minimum per person from our menu
  • Cell phones are subject to be locked up using Yonder bags. This is at the discretion of The Lab and the Comedian.


The Lab at Zanies
2019 8th Ave S

Nashville, TN 37204


Cipha Sounds got his start carrying crates and opening for Funkmaster Flex at legendary New York nightspots, the Tunnel and the Palladium. Eventually his talent for song selection and infectious personality brought him to Hot 97 (New York’s #1 Hip Hop station), where he moved up the ranks—from Flex’s intern, to running his own show “Cipha Saturdays,” and finally to hosting the coveted morning spot. During his 17 years at Hot 97, and as a host for Eminem’s Shade 45 on SiriusXM, he helped launch the careers of Rihanna, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, and Sean Paul. His keen ear also led him to work as an A&R executive for Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella and Pharrell Williams’ Star Trak record labels. Jay-Z, Rihanna, J.Lo, Mariah Carey, Lil Kim, and Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def) are just a few artists he’s worked with as a live DJ.
Whether on the radio, as a VJ for MTV, or as a live DJ, Cipha always maintained a sharp sense of humor on the mic. He first emerged on the comedy scene as the official DJ for Chappelle’s Show and has worked with the eponymous host ever since. Despite persistent encouragement from Dave to pursue comedy, it wasn’t until well after the iconic series ended—when Cipha attended his first improv show—that he was fully inspired towards a career in comedy.


  • Friday, June 07
    Doors: 5:30pm Show: 6:30pm
  • Friday, June 07
    Doors: 8:15pm Show: 8:45pm
  • Saturday, June 08
    Doors: 5:30pm Show: 6:30pm
  • Saturday, June 08
    Doors: 8:15pm Show: 8:45pm
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