Showtime's White Famous — Trailer

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added: Mon, Aug 7th '17

From executive producer Jamie Foxx and Tom Kapinos, the creator of "Californication," comes "White Famous," a new Showtime comedy series about a rising African-American comedian who is trying to avoid the typical pitfalls of being a mainstream star.

Former SNL cast member Jay Pharoah stars in the new cable series, which is drawing on Jamie Foxx's own experiences during his early years as a young stand-up comic who, at the time, was wrestling with the idea of becoming a major film star.

Filmmaker Tim Story (Ride Along, Barbershop, Think Like a Man) directs the pilot episode and also executive produces the ten-episode comedy, which also stars Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project), Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth), Stephen Tobolowsky (Silicon Valley), Jacob Ming-Trent (Feed the Beast), and Steve Zissis (Togetherness) with a special appearance from Jamie Foxx playing a heightened version of himself.

"White Famous" is due to premiere on Sunday, October 15th on Showtime. Watch the newly-released trailer, above.

synopsis:
Jay Pharoah stars as Floyd Mooney, an African-American comedian whose star is on the rise. But the path to stardom is a minefield that Floyd must navigate to maintain his credibility while trying to become "white famous."

 

directed by   Tim Story

starring   Jay Pharoah, Jamie Foxx, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Cleopatra Coleman, Stephen Tobolowsky, Jacob Ming-Trent, Steve Zissis

release date   October 15, 2017 (on Showtime)

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