Kanye West Shot A Pilot For HBO That Never Aired Because It Was Awful
So, Kanye West tried to make a Curb Your Enthusiasm in 2008, but instead of Larry David it would star Kanye. Coming Soon (in 2008) had the story:
He also told us that he already shot a pilot for the currently untitled Kanye West project that the rapper was doing for Larry Charles' regular home HBO, and he told us a little more about what that is, since there've been many rumors about it being a sitcom or reality TV. In fact, it's neither, as Charles informed us. "What Kanye West said to me the first time, he said, ‘I'm the black Larry David.' That's the first thing he said to me. So it's like a Kanye and 'Curb' show, it's kind of improvised about the situations and stuff. It was really good, but again I think it was too hardcore for HBO. Also, HBO's management shifted, but HBO doesn't have a good track record when it comes to black shows and I felt like that may have had something to do with it also. I don't see a lot of shows about that experience at all. This was very entertaining and we showed it to a lot of people. People gave it a very good response and it seems to be on the shelf right now. The management has shifted at HBO so we're waiting to see. Sue Naegle has taken over and I want to show it to her and see how she responds to it."
The above video has been on YouTube since 2010, but for some reason it's news this week, so here you go. You can watch it if you want, or you can crack your femur then hop around on it if you want to go through something more painful.