“Dave,” the new FXX comedy show created by Cheltenham’s Dave Burd, who is better known as rapper Lil Dicky, is the ideal show to watch during the coronavirus quarantine, writes Ryan Callahan for The Emory Wheel.
The semi-autobiographical comedy offers a plucky but surprisingly touching narrative as it follows Burd’s journey from a struggling artist to famous rap star.
The wannabe star leaves his upper-middle-class suburban life with neither significant funds or popularity to pursue his musical dreams in Los Angeles.
While he gained his popularity as a satirical rapper both in the show and in his real life, Burd is willing to do anything to ensure others will take him seriously as an artist.
The show is just as entertaining as Lil Dicky’s actual career. But behind the many star cameos and immature jokes, the show includes moments of endearment and unchecked vulnerability.
From episode to episode, “Dave” sends audacious messages of self-love that are usually presented in unorthodox, but touching ways.
In essence, the show is about feeling comfortable with who you are.
Read more about Dave at The Emory Wheel by clicking here.