In the wake of the largely successful Yeezus
, Kanye West's talents have been put on display yet again. Although this time, the talents do not come from the area you'd imagine (and you may not consider the "talents" either). The self-proclaimed "Steve Jobs of music" signed a deal with HBO back in 2008 to create a single-camera improv comedy show a la Curb Your Enthusiasm
. By viewing the clip below (courtesy of actress Alison Quinn's reel), you'll quickly understand why this is the first time the public is getting a look at the show. Quite frankly, the Steve Jobs of music is the Kanye West of comedy.
's executive producer Larry Charles, who was also attached to the Kanye pilot, claimed that HBO chose to not pick up the show because it was "too hardcore" for the network. What Charles really meant to say was "too not funny", but apparently he's a nice guy. The following clip, which immediately has the feel of a Larry David knock-off, features Kanye paying a visit to an unfortunate child as part of the Make-A-Wish program.
Perhaps this is a career hiccup that Kanye would like to forget about, but he most definitely is not abandoning his on-screen aspirations. Allegedly, he is working as creative-director for an upcoming Jetsons
movie. Whether this is true or not, let's just cross our fingers and hope he's not doing any improv work for it.