Dave Burd, left, the co-creator and star of the FX comedy series "Dave," makes a point alongside cast member GaTa during a panel discussion on the show at a FX Networks Television Critics Association Winter press tour.
Photo: Chris Pizzello/ AP Photo
Photo: Chris Pizzello/ AP Photo

Rapper Lil Dicky, brings comic styling to television

He’s producing the show with Kevin Hart

Now Burd is taking his comical and relatable style to television with his self-titled series “Dave,” set to debut on FXX in the spring. It follows Burd in his daily life, with comedy ensuing from doctor visits and his relationship with his girlfriend.

Lil Dicky's 'Earth' Video Features Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and More The song is part of an initiative focusing on climate-change awareness. The release was scheduled around Earth Day, which takes place on Monday, April 22. The animated video features more than 30 artists, who appear as a variety of animals, organisms and locations. Justin Bieber is a baboon, Ariana Grande is a zebra, Katy Perry is a pony and Ed Sheeran is a koala. Kevin Hart plays Kanye West, Hailee Steinfeld is a

He's got some big names in his corner on the project, including comedian Kevin Hart and music manager Scooter Braun, who serve as executive producers.

Hart was already a fan of Burd, who shares his Philadelphia hometown.

“I think he's a star. The comedic talent and timing he has is unreal,” Hart told a TV critics meeting on Thursday. “You want to see people raise the level of creative and that's what we're seeing here.”

Braun had already worked with Burd musically and they're friends as well. Dipping into his contact list, Braun helped bring in cameo appearances by Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian West, Tierra Whack and YG on the show.

“We're putting these people in positions they're not used to being in. It's fish out of water,” Braun said. “Dave is the magnet for all these people. They want to come and be part of what Dave is doing.”

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