Chris Rock sells comedy series to FX
March 29th, 2012
02:45 PM ET

Chris Rock sells comedy series to FX

Chris Rock is passing the mic to another comedian with a new comedy show he's sold to FX.

According to TV Guide, Rock will executive produce a six-episode series starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell that will roll out this summer, the network announced on Wednesday.

Bell will tackle everything that Rock is famous for, which means plenty of  jokes about politics, pop culture, race, religion, media and sex.

Although he's the newer kid on the block, you may already know Bell's name: he's a socio-political comic who started the comedy group Laughter Against the Machine.

In 2010, iTunes declared his standup album, "Face Full of Flour," one of the top 10 best comedy albums of the year.

"I think Kamau is one of the funniest guys out there and I can't wait to work with the good people at FX," Rock said in a statement.

He'll also going to be busy these next few months.

The actor will star in "What to Expect When You're Expecting" in May, and then reprise his role as Marty the Zebra in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted" in June.

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  1. Crispin

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    May 3, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Debbie

    @debbie sux: it took you 9 hours to come up with that retort- and in so doing you undoubtably sloughed your last few remaining brain cells. So now you really are an idiot, one who doesn't comment using his real name.

    April 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. debbie sux

    Debbie ur such a fkn dumb azz...u always try and add ur two cents worth when no one gives a damn..why dont u just stfu and go back to writing ur phone number on truck stop bathroom walls..lmfao....

    March 30, 2012 at 3:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Debbie

    Love Chris Rock! He's been funny in everything I've seen and heard him in – unlike you JayZ, if that's your best material, you're obviously in need of another nap under your rock (no pun intended).

    March 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JayZ

    @Obama2012, Chris Benoit was the steroid rage wrestler. You're talking about Jason Mattera. Chris Rock's unprovoked racist assault was against Jason Mattera.

    What do you get when you cross Buckwheat with a fetid camel sphincter? Chris Rock.

    March 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. tracie

    It still won't let us talk about d-ooo-dee and poop and fun stuff.

    March 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Thomas

    Khloe Kardashian has really gotten skinny. She looks great in this picture!

    March 29, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Obama2012

    "Obama's gonna do some gangsta sh!t in his second term" Did Chris Benoit ever file suit for Rock's unprovoked racist assault last month, safely from behind the cover of his security goons? He needs some anger management counseling. He's not funny.

    March 29, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |

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