Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Kanye West and Rhymefest Ink Comedy Central Deal For Puppet Show

via the Hollywood Reporter:

Comedy Central has teamed with Kanye West for a project described as hip-hop meets the Muppets.

A half-hour pilot has been shot for the project, tentatively titled "Alligator Boots." It's from Jackhole Prods., the production company founded by Jimmy Kimmel, Daniel Kellison and Adam Carolla that also was behind Comedy Central's puppet-centric "Crank Yankers."

The project, which is under consideration for 2009, would feature music produced and performed by West and fellow rapper Rhymefest, both of whom are serving as executive producers on the pilot alongside Kellison.

If I told them once, I've told them a thousand times. Kanye West, then puppet show!

Seriously though, who wouldn't want a program where a Kermit stand-in drops some sick rhymes over a beat produced by Miss Piggy? How could that lose!?

(Jonathan Graef)

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