Dave Burd, who is best known by his stage name Lil Dicky, will be bringing a new comedy series on FX. Burd’s known for his comedic style of rapping and his music videos have garnered over a million views. He was first brought into the spotlight when his music video “Ex-Boyfriend” went viral in 2013.
Kevin Hart will team up with Burd as an executive producer through his HartBeat Productions. The show’s co-creators, Burd and Jeff Schaffer (Curb Your Enthusiasm), will bring the story of how Dave Burd’s character believes his name will go down in history as one of the greatest rappers of all time, but first he has to convince his friends of that before showing the rest of the world.
“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 original programming for 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.”
Burd, who has always wanted to write for a TV show, and even become an actor, finally gets his moment.
Added Burd, “I’m so thankful for everyone who made this possible. 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.”
Burd’s transition to TV will surely have people tuned in to watch his life story in a 30-minute format on FX.