Comedy Central has ordered a TV show that was created by, starring, and executive produced by comedian James Davis. This might seem like any other announcement of a TV show, except this one is based on Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis, a Snapchat series from Comedy Central. You might recognize Davis from his appearances on Chris Hardwick's @midnight. The upcoming pilot he'll star in was inspired by the Snapchat show that so many people have watched.
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In fact, it was Comedy Centrals' most watched program on the show.
The series will premiere in 2017. Davis will explore topics that were inspired by his old neighborhood that he called "hood-adjacent" South Central Los Angeles. If you have seen the show on Snapchat, he likes to take popular words or slang terms like "shade" or "finna" and offer explanations in a way that is both informative and funny.
It will certainly be interesting to see how the show is repurposed from Snapchat to a television format. The show already posts a new episode every Monday and will likely continue to generate publicity.
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The show will debut on Comedy Central in 2017, according to Engadget.