Dave Burd, aka Lil Dicky, taking 'extended break' from FX comedy

GOSSIP & RUMORS: Dave Burd, aka Lil Dicky, taking ‘extended break’ from FX comedy



This Burd has flown … for now.

Dave Burd, aka rapper Lil Dicky, who stars in the FX comedy series “Dave,” is taking an “extended break” from the series.

“After some back and forth, there are no current plans for a fourth season of ‘Dave’ right now, as Dave Burd has decided to take an extended break to focus on music and other ventures,” FX said in a statement.

“That does not rule out the possibility of doing something in the future.”

The critically acclaimed series premiered in 2020 and stars Burd as a fictionalized version of his rapper alter ego, Lil Dicky, who’s in his late 20s, lives in suburbia and is convinced that he’s destined to be on one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Taylor Misiak, Dave Burd and Benny Blanco in a Season 1 episode of “Dave” on FX.

“Dave” co-stars include Taylor Misiak, GaTa, Andrew Santino, Travis “Taco” Bennett and Christine Ko.

Kevin Hart is as an executive producer on the series, which also airs on FXX and streams on Hulu.

“Making ‘Dave’ has been and continues to be a dream come true,” Burd, 35, said in a statement. “But there are other creative ventures that I am dying to pursue as well.”

Dave Burd and Taylor Misiak in “Dave.” Burd plays a fictionalized version of his alter ego, rapper Lil Dicky.

“For the past five years, I’ve poured every fiber of my being into the show, and after three amazing seasons, this feels like a good time to press pause and give myself the bandwidth to do some of the other things I have always wanted to to.

“I am beyond excited about what I have planned for the future,” he continued, “and am enormously appreciative of FX for their continued partnership.”

Season 1 of “Dave” premiered the week before the pandemic shutdown and developed a loyal cult following — including celebrity fans.

Dave Burd attends the FXX, FX and Hulu Season 2 LA premiere of “Dave” in June 2021. Getty Images,

The show has featured dozens of guest stars over the course of its three seasons, including Justin Bieber, Drake, Hart, Doja Cat, Usher and Megan Fox.

Season 3, which ended last May, wrapped with a cameo from Brad Pitt — making his first TV appearance in 20 years since several episodes of “Friends” in 2001.

“Everyone who works on the show should feel the pride of ‘Oh, we were able to get Brad Pitt,’” Burd told USA Today. “Not because ‘Dave’s cool and well connected’ ― because I had no connection to him at all ― but really because the product we make is that elite.”

Dave Burd and Travis “Taco” Bennett in a scene from an episode of “Dave” called “What Wood You Wear?”

The series was created by Burd and executive producer Jeff Schaffer, who is also on executive producer on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which kicks off its 10-episode final season Feb. 4 on HBO.

“Curb” star Larry David also took an extended leave from the series that lasted for six years from 2011 to 2017.

Donald Glover, who starred in “Atlanta,” took a three-year break from the FX series.

FX said it will continue its relationship with Burd.

Dave Burd as Dave and Taylor Misiak as Ally, Dave’s on-again/off-again girlfriend. FX

“We love the show and sincerely appreciate the creative excellence Dave, Jeff Schaffer, the cast and crew delivered with every episode,” the network said.

“We are excited that our partnership with Dave will continue as he develops future projects for us through his overall production deal with FXP.”

Burd released his second studio LP, “Penith,” last month, which is also the “Dave” soundtrack.

It debuted at No. 54 on the Billboard 200 and is currently the No. 1 comedy album in the US, according to the Hollywood Reporter.





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