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Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success, a decade in the making. You've seen him on Chappelle's Show as Ashy Larry, the 1970's Jheri curled Beautiful, and numerous other characters he's played. Rawlings is the franchise player Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan wanted as a writer and prime time player on their team. Since Chappelle had business to take care of in Africa, Rawlings was asked to step into the huge shoes Chappelle left behind, to host Chapelle's Show.
His unique brand of observational humor earned Rawlings co-hosting duties on Egypt & Ashy in the Morning on Power 105, New York's #1 hip-hop and R&B radio station. Rawlings is currently filming Reality Bites Back, touring heavily with his stand up dates, starring in a series of promotional interstitials for MTV, and has completed three films in the past year. He also enjoyed reprising his character of Damien Day-Day Price on HBO's Emmy Award winning series The Wire during a three episode arc, during the show's final season from 2007-2008. In 2007, Rawlings co-created and starred in www.heavy.com's hit web series From Ashy to Classy, in which Rawlings portrays the loveable, yet clueless culture critic, Ashford Lawrence. The series was picked up for a second round of episodes and remains one of www.heavy.com's most popular shows.
Rawlings has performed his intelligently bold stand up throughout the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. He has appeared on the award-winning Law & Order and Law & Order: Criminal Intent series, and has also appeared on CBS' Third Watch and the Emmy Award winning HBO Special, The Corner.
Growing up, this Washington, DC native used humor as a means of persuasion with the ladies and whipped out his wicked wit as a weapon of mass destruction in verbal battle. While in the Air Force, Rawlings' wordplay shot down more military personnel than the GI issued arms.
When Rawlings returned to the States and settled into civilian life, he decided to check out the local comedy scene in DC. He quickly became the official heckler as he ate comedians alive from the audience. One day, a local comedian challenged Rawlings to bring his act to the stage. Six months later, Rawlings was performing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam.
From his weekly guest appearances on New York's Hot 97 morning show, to his role in the blockbuster Spider-Man 2 and his position as resident Funny Guy on the Ricki Lake show, Rawlings' rise to stardom may not have been overnight, but the journey has given him the life experience to keep his humor edgy and relevant.
Rawlings' peers have noticed his talent and potential. Brennan, co-executive producer and co-head writer of Chappelle's Show, has said, "Whenever we put Rawlings in the game, he's going to hit a home run." Jamie Foxx says, "That guy is a beast!" Wayne Brady commented that Rawlings provides "amazing work on the show" and Chappelle feels that "Rawlings brings so much to the table, this very funny guy makes it look natural and easy."
Donnell Rawlings COMEDY VIDEOS
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The Kevin Nealon Show - Donnell Rawlings - Guest Host Dom Irrera
Dom Irrera (filling in for Kevin Nealon) interviews Donnell Rawlings, of Chappelle's Show fame. They talk about his homosexual brother and his overflowing beer.Read More
Donnell Rawlings -Popeye's Chicken
Donnell Rawlings - Popeye's Chicken
Donnell Rawlings can't resist the Popeyes Chicken ad at the Laugh Factory comedy club in Hollywood, CA, home of the best stand up comedians.Read More
Donnell Rawlings -iPhone
Donnell Rawlings - iPhone
Donnell Rawlings does not like people who use the iPhone at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA.Read More
Donnell Rawlings -Comics on the Laugh
Laugh Factory Backstage - Comics on the Laugh Factory
The Laugh Factory's comics talk about the Laugh Factory
Donnell Rawlings -Champion Sex
Donnell Rawlings - Champion Sex
Donnell Rawlings' multiple orgasms made him a sex champion when he was younger at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, CA.Read More
Donnell Rawlings -Laugh Factory Backst
Laugh Factory Backstage - Comedians Advice for Comedians
The Laugh Factory's comics share their wisdom with fellow stand up comics from the Long Beach Laugh Factory's Stand Up Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum.Read More
Donnell Rawlings -Draw Four
Donnell Rawlings - Draw Four
Relationships are like a game of Uno.
Donnell Rawlings -TITF
Donnell Rawlings - TITF
Donnell talks about Tiger Woods and taking it in the face!
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