Comedian, actor, director, and podcaster Michael Rapaport is in Buffalo today through this weekend. He has five shows at Helium Comedy Club. Rapaport has starred in more than numerous films and movies, as well as directed. I found out that he directed the 2011 documentary 'Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.' During our interview, I asked him if he would be interested in working with any other hip hop groups to create a documentary. He said it would have to be the right time and the right fit, but he did mention Griselda - Benny the Butcher, Conway the Machine, and Westside Gunn.

Rapaport also hosts his own podcast called the 'I Am Rapaport: Stereo Podcast.' His parents actually worked behind the scenes in radio, running the business side of a disco station. You can listen to my full interview with Michael below.

Yasmin Young's Interview With Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in over 60 films since the early 1990s and starred on the sitcom "The War at Home." He also appeared in "Boston Public," "Friends," "Prison Break," "Justified," and "Atypical." Some of his notable film roles include "True Romance" (1993), "Higher Learning" (1995), "Metro" (1997), "Cop Land" (1997), "Deep Blue Sea" (1999), "The 6th Day" (2000), "Dr. Dolittle 2" (2001), "Big Fan" (2009), and "The Heat" (2013). He also directed the award-winning documentary "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" (2011).” ~ Helium Comedy Club

By Yasmin young
By Yasmin young

You can catch Rapaport on stage this weekend at:

Helium & Elements Restaurant
30 Mississippi Street
Buffalo NY 14203

Tickets can be purchased online at

Thursday, February 24, 2022
8:00 PM

Friday, February 25, 2022
7:30 PM and 10:00 PM

Saturday, February 26, 2022
7:30 PM and 10:00 PM

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