Comedy Central Greenlights Chris Rock Pilot Deadline
Comic Chris Rock has received a pilot order from Comedy Central for a sketch comedy show called "D-Raw," reports Deadline.com. Rock will executive produce the show, which will star Deshawn Raw.
In his act, Raw describes himself as "just a new comedian trying to make it out of the hood with the team. So we don't end up statistics."
The show will feature sketches based on Deshawn's relationship with his circle of friends and their life experiences living in Rancho Cucamonga. Raw is a YouTube star known for his “Rap Battle” videos.
In addition to this project, Rock is executive producing a weekly late-night series for FX called "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell," which debuts Aug. 9.
Here's a "Rap Battle" video that has been viewed 13.5 million times on YouTube: