Machine Gun Kelly has made his debut as a stand-up comedian – thanks to losing a bet with Pete Davidson.
MGK’s surprise performance came at Flappers comedy club in Burbank, California, as support to Davidson. Saturday Night Live star Davidson was playing a sold-out show at Flappers when he announced MGK as his support act.
Flappers bans audience members from filming performances on their phones, but a brief clip of MGK making his entrance can be seen below.
According to The Blast, an audience member among the 200-capacity crowd said MGK’s performance was “actually hilarious”.
Davidson told the crowd that MGK’s performance was the result of the rapper losing a bet. Davidson had said that, if MGK couldn’t keep his shirt on at Davidson’s 29th birthday party, he’d have to try doing stand-up comedy. When MGK duly stripped off at the party last November, the comedy performance was on.
The stand-up performance follows MGK diversifying into acting. He played drummer Tommy Lee in Netflix’s recent Motley Crue biopic The Dirt. This followed his role as Felix in Netflix’s hit horror film Bird Box.
Machine Gun Kelly announced on April 2 that his new album will be called ‘Hotel Diablo’. His fourth album, it follows 2017’s ‘Bloom’.
Although ‘Hotel Diablo’ is yet to have a confirmed release date, MGK has announced a tour starting in the US on May 10. The tour includes five headline shows in the UK in August, plus shows at Reading And Leeds Festival.
Machine Gun Kelly will play:
August 26: Glasgow SWG3
August 27: Manchester O2 Ritz
August 28: Bristol SWX
August 30: Birmingham O2 Institute
August 31: London Electric Ballroom