There has been a huge void in the urban sketch comedy arena since Chapelle’s Show went off the air. However, OG Jamie Foxx is ready to get back in the game. Fox network picked up an urban flavored sketch comedy pilot from the Oscar winning actor.
The untitled project is executive produced by Foxx and In Living Color writers and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small. Wild ‘N Out alum Affion Crockett is attached as one of the stars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the pilot is the result of merging two projects. Foxx was looking to do a sketch-comedy series with an urban twist and paired with Bahr and Small to pitch the idea to Fox. Separately, Sony TV-based Tantamount was working on a sketch-comedy project starring Crockett, known for his spoofs of Russell Simmons, Chris Brown, Drake and more.
After hearing both pitches, Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly proposed merging the projects.
It’s about time we got a new show like this on air—and from people who are actually funny. There are no more details about when it will premiere but in the meantime, let’s look at some throwback In Living Color and imagine the possibilities: