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Inside the Kanye West HBO Comedy That Almost Was

Kanye West

Kanye West, HBO sitcom star? It almost happened. Long before the notorious moment he grabbed the microphone from Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards or celebrated the birth of his daughter with reality-TV scion Kim Kardashian the hip-hop icon headlined a comedy pilot from Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer Larry Charles.

The sitcom was shot in 2007 but quickly fell by the wayside after an executive shuffle at HBO. Later that year, West's mother, Donda, died, and the superstar departed on a global concert tour, leaving the TV project behind. It was all a distant memory until this summer, when clips from the pilot started popping up — first on YouTube, and then at a comedy show in Brooklyn, where a bootleg copy of the entire episode was screened.

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Wyatt Cenac Leaving The Daily Show

Wyatt Cenac

Wyatt Cenac is saying farewell to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, E! News reports.

The comedian has been a beloved correspondent and writer on the show since 2008. Cenac will remain on the series through... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Jon Stewart in 2012

Jon Stewart

Cheers to the real winner of the Iowa caucus: Jon Stewart.

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