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Chris Rock, Deshawn Raw Sketch Comedy Pilot Greenlit By Comedy Central

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 26, 2012 9:29 PM
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Glad to see Chris Rock putting on his producer hat and putting his industry clout to good use.

He's already helped launch a late night series starring W. Kamau Bell, coming to the FX network next month; and this evening brings word that Comedy Central has greenlit a pilot episode for a sketch comedy series exec-produced by Rock, called D-Raw.

The show will comprise of sketches featuring young comedian and YouTube star with his Rap Battle videos, Deshawn Raw (who's co-producing the series by the way), and his diverse group of friends - sketches that will be based on their personal experiences. 

DeShawn Raw’s creative partner JP Minot, will direct the pilot. 

DeShawn Raw's first YouTube Rap Battle video has been played over 13 million times. They are essentially mocking real-life rap battles.

Watch it below, and then watch the second video which features Chris Rock himself. That has been played 2.9 million times:

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  • crystal harris | November 27, 2012 1:01 PMReply

    will there be any casting calls to be apart of the show? im from chicago but i would travel to cali to audtion. :)

  • Abuzu | August 31, 2012 12:09 AMReply

    Lol...diverse set of friends! Mute spittah.....!! HA!

  • Ashley | July 27, 2012 9:49 AMReply

    It's cool to see someone who made youtube videos get some shine. I think it's important who you choose to let help you become a star. I feel like Chris Rock doesn't mind being behind the stage.

  • ALM | July 26, 2012 10:07 PMReply

    Morgan Freeman needs to follow suit in his respective industry.

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