Shannon Sharpe calls out Mike Epps after stand-up comedy show remarks: ‘Don’t lie’



Shannon Sharpe may be looking for comedian Mike Epps, though it’s unclear whether a meeting between the two would be a laugh fest.

On Sunday’s episode of the “Nightcap” podcast, Sharpe pointed to the camera and said in a message to Epps that he’d lied when he said Sharpe reached out to him to appear on his popular “Club Shay Shay” podcast.

“Now when I see you, I’m going to see if you really about that,” Sharpe said. “Say my name again. … I got something for your (expletive).”

During a recent stand-up performance, Epps joked that he’d been approached by Sharpe to come on “Club Shay Shay” and indicated that Sharpe is gay and appeared ready to sexually assault comedian Katt Williams during a January interview that went viral. 

“Shannon Sharpe called me trying to do an interview,” Epps said. “I said, ‘No, Madea. I ain’t doing no interview, so you can sit across from me and look at my balls when I’m sitting down.”

“I thought he was going to attack Katt,” Epps continued from the stage. “The (show) is called Shay Shay. The (guy’s) telling you. Put a wig on that (guy) and tell me if that ain’t…Madea’s sister.”

Madea is a popular family matriarch character created and portrayed by playwright and moviemaker Tyler Perry.

Shannon Sharpe, Mike Epps set to have ‘man-to-man’ conversation following feud

In an X post Monday, Sharpe said he and Epps plan to meet up and address their feud while the two of them attend NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis.

“Unc and @TheRealMikeEpps have decided (to) have a man-(to)-man conversation in Indy at NBA all star weekend (to) discuss our differences,” Sharpe wrote. “We both realize this situation could’ve been, should’ve been handled differently. I apologize (to family), friends, (loved ones) and my fans. 🙏🏾🙏🏾 #ClubShayShay”

Shannon Sharpe seemingly calls out Mike Epps on podcast

Sharpe didn’t mention Epps’ name during the Sunday night podcast but confirmed that viewers in the live chat — many of them calling out Epps — knew whom he was addressing.

“Mention my name again, and I’mma pull the DMs,” Sharpe said. “I won’t let you lie on my name.”

“Nightcap” co-host Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson co-signed much of the rant but said he didn’t know who Sharpe was going after.

“Say my name again, and I’m going to release the DMs because you’re lying. You said I reached out to you to come on ‘Club Shay Shay,’” Sharpe said. “When I see you, I’m going to see if you’re about that: what you’ve been saying, trying to get some jokes because you got mad because Katt Williams did what he did.”

Williams lambasted many top comedians during the Jan. 3 interview, prompting much discussion, including responses from other comedians. The interview has 58 million views on YouTube.

“Say your little jokes, get your little laugh off, have fun; but just don’t lie and say I said something when I didn’t,” Sharpe said.  “I’mma tell you what somebody told me one time: What is jokes to you is death to somebody else.’”

Mike Epps responds to Shannon Sharpe comments

Epps posted a response to Sharpe’s comments on Instagram Monday.

“So many people talk crazy about you.’ Epps said in the since-deleted post. “But now you want to fight me?”

The comedian revealed he reached out to Sharpe about being a guest on his podcast. “I DM’d you to get on the show because you brought my name up when you were sitting there with Katt and you were trying to get him to talk crazy about me, but he didn’t,” he said.

Epps also stood by his comparison of the three-time Super Bowl champion to Tyler Perry’s Madea.

“You did look like Madea sitting there. You was looking zesty. I’m not saying you gay. You looked like Big Freedia sitting there,” Epps said. “You need to take those tight… shirts off with the muscles.”

Sports veteran Shannon Sharpe makes name for himself as podcaster

Sharpe played 14 years in the National Football League, mostly as a tight end with the Denver Broncos.

Since retiring in 2003, he’s been a commentator for CBS Sports and co-hosted FS1’s “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.” Since 2023, he’s been on ESPN’s “First Take.”

A “Club Shay Shay” interview with comedian Mo’Nique, who has been vocal about pay discrepancies and disparities in Hollywood for Black women, has gained 10 million views since its Feb. 7 release.

Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay” podcast has 2.8 million subscribers on YouTube, while the “Nightcap” podcast with Johnson has more than 1 million subscribers.

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