I believed I’d be sitting down with Lil Dicky to debate the upcoming third season of his FX comedy Dave. However, by the tip of our interview, Dave Burd and I are contemplating the morality of mankind. “I really feel like human beings by default are good. Do you agree?” he asks, and he’s genuinely fascinated with my reply.
We get there by means of Kanye West, as so typically occurs today: Whereas the brand new season of Dave will characteristic a ton of thrilling visitor stars, together with Usher, Rick Ross, Don Cheadle, Demi Lovato, Machine Gun Kelly, Megan Fox, Killer Mike, and Travis Barker, Burd does affirm that West is not going to be one among them.
This isn’t stunning given how issues have modified for West within the final 12 months, however I’m interested by how Burd feels in regards to the artist proper now, as the primary two seasons of the present are seeped in references to Kanye as an aspirational determine. Particularly, I need to know the way Burd wrestles with the problem we’re all dealing with today: Reckoning with our pre-existing fandom for individuals who have revealed themselves to be a point of poisonous.
We’re talking on the Tv Critics Affiliation winter press tour, which suggests Burd is ready for a full day of journalists asking him questions on this subject. “In any Kanye query that got here up at present, I used to be gonna say, ‘I really feel like he’s within the headlines sufficient proper now, and I simply need to give attention to the present,’” he says.
However then, he continues, “loads of what you’re describing is loads of the themes inside [Dave Season 3]. Like, I’m on tour, anyplace I am going, somebody might be filming me as I’m peeing and having an off-the-record dialog with GaTa about what I search for in a girl. There are good issues and dangerous issues about all of it, what I imply?”
By “all of that,” he means, “such accountability. I feel on the one hand, society solely will get higher when folks collectively deal with folks higher and maintain folks to requirements of kindness and goodness, which I feel all of us inherently ought to simply be striving to be good. It depends upon the scenario, clearly, after all. Every part has completely different execs and cons. However it’s tough. I simply suppose everybody ought to attempt to be good and we take it from there.”
That’s a reasonably stable reply to one of many greatest questions in life — one this author needs to agree with, a minimum of. Beneath, transcribed and edited for readability, Burd digs into just a few questions extra particularly associated to Dave the sequence, equivalent to what’s happening together with his long-awaited second album, whether or not or not he sees the Dave portrayed on the sequence as any completely different from who he’s in actual life, what else we would anticipate from Season 3, and what number of extra seasons he hopes the present may run.