Donnell Rawlings (Celebrity Show)
2018 has been a big year for Donnell,he is currently on his Funny Moves Tour. He can be seen starring in Kevin Smithâ€™s Hollyweed. He was all featured on TBSâ€™s The Last OG with Tracy Morgan.he was a hit at both The NY Comedy Festival and The Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and The JFLâ€™s Toronto Comedy Festival.Previous projects include Project Dad starring Donnell and his son aired on TLC. It was a family-friendly series that follows 3 men that stay alone to take care of their kids. He was a hit on The Shaq Comedy All-Stars which will aired on Showtime and he was cast in Kevin Smithâ€™s pilot Hollyweed. In 2017 he killed during a record number of shows working with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall in NYC as well as DC. In 2016 Donnell was featured on Saturday Night Live in the famous Walking Dead sketch when Chappelle hosted. Donnell hosted his own show as Judge Rawlings on MTV2â€™s Guy Court. Donnell was also was a cast member on MTV2â€™s Guy Code. Donnell can be seen hosting Staann’ Dup to be seen on Starz in Black. He lends his voice in a recurring role as â€œAnother Cat Named Rallyâ€ on the hit animation Black Dynamite as well being featured in Adult Swimâ€™s animation. Donnell continues to tour heavily, performing his intelligently bold stand-up throughout the US, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Donnell is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the DC comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. Youâ€™ve seen him as ‘Ashy Larry’ on Comedy Centralâ€™s award winning and critically celebrated Chappelleâ€™s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle as both as a writer and performer. He was also featured in Queen Latifah’s new movie Percentage. His 1-Hour Stand-Up â€œAshy to Classyâ€ premiered on Comedy Central in October of 2010.
He was a co-host on both Power 105â€™s (NYâ€™s #1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station) morning show â€œEgypt and Ashy in the Morningâ€ and â€œThe Big Tigger Morning Showâ€ on WPGC in Washington DC, and he enjoyed weekly guest appearances on New Yorkâ€™s Hot 97 Morning Show. He was a regular on E!â€™s â€œChelsea Lately”, starred in Comedy Central’s â€œReality Bites Back,â€ and was the resident â€œFunny Guyâ€ on the Ricki Lake Show. In 2007, Donnell co-created and starred in Heavy.comâ€™s hit web series â€œFrom Ashy to Classyâ€, which was picked up for a second round of episodes. His movie of the same name screened at the 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.
As an actor Donnell has also appeared in the Law & Order series, Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Criminal Intent (CI) as well as NBCâ€™s Third Watch, the Emmy-Award winning HBO Mini-Series: The Corner and as Day-Day Price on HBOâ€™s Emmy-Award winning series â€œThe Wire.â€ On the big screen he could be seen in the blockbuster Spider-Man II.
His rise to stardom may not have been â€œovernightâ€, but the journey itself has kept him edgy and relevant. Comedy’s heavy hitters have noticed his talent with Neal Brennan, co- executive producer and co-head writer of Chappelleâ€™s Show exclaiming â€œwhenever we put Donnell in the game heâ€™s going to hit a home run.â€ Jamie Foxx says, â€œThat guy is a beast!â€ Wayne Brady commented that Donnell provides â€œamazing work on the showâ€ and Dave Chappelle feels that â€œDonnell brings so much to the table…this very funny guy makes it look natural and easy.â€