Wednesday, February 27, 2019

FX Orders Untitled Comedy Created by and Starring Rapper Lil Dicky

FX has today given a series order to an untitled original comedy series created by and starring Dave Burd aka the rapper Lil Dicky.

Lil Dicky plays a suburban guy in his late 20s who becomes convinced he's destined to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Now he must convince his closest friends, because with their help, he might actually convince the world.

Lil Dicky co-created the comedy with Jeff Schaffer. They will executive produce with Saladin Patterson, Kevin Hart, Greg Mottola, Marty Bowen, Mike Hertz, Scooter Braun, James Shin and Scott Manson. FX Productions and SB Projects will produce.

"Not only has Dave Burd cemented his place in the rap community, but he's now poised to take over TV with his infectious comedic sensibility in his own series," said Nick Grad, President of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. "We're thrilled to have partnered with an impressive creative team featuring Jeff Schaffer, Saladin Patterson, Kevin Hart, Greg Mottola and Scooter Braun to bring the story of Lil Dicky to TV audiences."

"I'm so thankful for everyone who made this possible," added Burd. "It really is what I've been dreaming about since I was a kid. I love making people laugh, it's my favorite thing ever. And even though I'm still fully in love with and committed to my career as a rapper, I'm excited to write jokes that don't need to rhyme every time. Ugh, that rhymed."