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.
“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.”
“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.
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.
“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.”
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.