News: Kanye West And Rhymefest Paint The Muppets Black For New Comedy Central Show
Tuesday, Sep 23, 2008 12:30PM
Mega superstar Kanye West and rapper Rhymefest may be headed to Comedy Central next year with their urban-based puppet project titled "Alligator Boots."
According to New York's Daily News, television executive Doug Herzog, known for helping bring "South Park," "The Daily Show," and "The Colbert Report" to the network, hinted at what Ye's latest venture would offer. "We're working on a pilot with Kanye," he told the Daily News. "It's going to be a black version of 'The Muppets.'"
Reports from The Hollywood Reporter have also confirmed the project's development, describing the pilot's set-up as a 30-minute first-run for Comedy Central to consider going in to their 2009 programming.
In addition to Ye and Rhymefest behind the scenes as executive producers, the two would also reportedly produce and perform music throughout the series. Ideally, each episode would feature a new celebrity guest host.
Production for the pilot stems from Jackhole Productions, which is also responsible for the successful puppet-based show "Crank Yankers." If picked up by the network, "Alligator Boots" would fall in to the network's 2009 programming schedule.