With the steady popularity of fake news shows - you know those satirically comical joints like John Stewart's The Daily Show and its spin-off, The Colbert Report featuring Steven Colbert - you knew that sooner or later someone would steal ol Ty's concept of doing a similar type of fake news show but from the southside perspective. You know something like The Malone Factor, South 101st or 40/40. Well, Comedy Central and David Allen Grier have beat ol Ty to it, y'all and plan to debut 'Chocolate News' this October - a show billed as 'a black, tongue-in-cheek version of “Dateline”'.
I smell a rat in the basement. Someone has been talkin' out of school and I'll be 'interviewing' mama and my boyz in the basement later today to get to the bottom of it (Note to self: hit Home Depot for rubber hose and jumper cables and hit Rollow's barbershop for a bootleg copy of Eddie Murphy's new movie 'Meet Dave')...
So now that the news is out and ol Ty didn't even get a call to co-host let me start my early hatin'. David Allen Grier (or DAG-man to you and me - as in Dag, man! How'd you land this gig)? Okay, he was pretty funny on In Living Color back in the day but what's he done lately? And what about that whack a$$ name - Chocolate News? Sounds a touch exploitative, if you ask me. No wonder Dave Chappelle wanted to get to gone from that network! You could have gone with a smooth 'Southside Central' to play off that whole Comedy Central thing with an urban twist, but noooooo. Chocolate News. That was probably DAG-man's concept. That's weak, homey! Weak!
Okay, okay - I'll withold further snappin' until I see at least one episode. But I know I'm gonna hate it just on GP. Maybe. In the meantime, I think I hear mama walkin' around upstairs. Let me holler back at y'all a little later...