The other show I wrapped this week was The Chocolate News. TCN is a pilot for Comedy Central and was created, written and stars the brilliant David Alan Grier (you remember him from In Living Color). The show is a spoof of news magazine shows like 20/20 and Primetime Live but with a very black point of view. We shot thirty seven scenes in three days, those of you in the business know that’s pretty insane, but DAG is so much fun to be around we barely noticed the hectic pace. Here are some pictures I took on set. 

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Troy is only 10 years old so we built him a nice bedroom…

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but don’t make little Troy mad… 

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because he will kick the shit out of your set…

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Here Josh and Shane model the special couch they made…

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and here it is in use…

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And finally, meet Phat Man, he was kind enough to perform for some elementary school kids…

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The Chocolate News is a pilot, which means who knows what will happen. I hope it gets picked up because I can’t even begin to describe how funny David Alan Grier is in his crazy costumes. Phat Man was unreal, I could barely keep it together while they were shooting it. I wonder if there if it would help to light a chocolate candle? 

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