The Donnell Rawlings Interview

by Clubplanet
07.07.2006

-Victoria Shelor

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Sunday night, Comedy Central will finally air the "lost episodes" of Chappelle's Show. So maybe it's your last chance to see Dave Chappelle. But it's not your last chance to see Donnell Rawlings.

Originally known for his trademark "I’m rich, biatch!,” Rawlings has leaped into the mainstream with new movies, co-hosting Power 105's morning show, working on his own pilot for Comedy Central (along with Charlie Murphy), and saying goodbye to Ashy Larry. He bares his comedic soul to Clubplanet, including his need to "rock out with his cock out."

Clubplanet: So what have you been working on lately?

Donnell Rawlings: Last night I worked on my girlfriend. And this morning I went to Power 105 where I work on the morning show as an on-air personality from 6 – 10 am during the week.

What do you do for fun, you know, other than working as a comedian?

I’m really never not working. My life is comedy 24/7. But, when I have a couple minutes, I like to rock out with my cock out.

Any other recreational activities?

I also like shooting pool and horseback riding. I like bungee diving, skydiving, and snow boarding. I’m also in the chess club and I like to work on the stock market.

Okay, how about something you haven't tried that you'd like to?

I’d like to get married and have children.

Is it hard to balance your personal life with your career?

Yeah. Because I think the only way I’d not rock out with my cock out is if I had a wife and kids. Like, Bill Cosby probably never rocks out with his cock out because he’s married with kids. Probably pre-Cosby Show he rocked out with his cock out a lot.

Probably so.

And by “rock out with my cock out” I mean pets – male chickens. I have an English Bull Dog and a cock, you know, a bird. I’m into animals.

Okay, so the question you’re probably sick of answering, what was it like working on Chappelle's Show?

It was awesome. It was so much fun. It was work that seemed like play all day. It was like a couple guys that had respect and love for each other got together and had fun. Cameras just happened to be rolling at the same time.

How did you feel when the show ended? Surprised, sad…?

Well it never felt like it was ending, it seemed more like we were just going to be on a break for a while. But as time went on it started to feel more real. You know, I was a little disappointed, but life goes on.

I loved the episode from season one with you as “Faze 2” in “Mad Real World.”

Word. Those brownies got weed in them? “Faze 2” was the first role I auditioned for.

How did you get started in comedy?

I used to go to a comedy club with friends and soon I became a heckler. One day a club owner didn’t know how to get me to shut up so he challenged me to go on stage. I did and I haven’t looked back since.

What fuels your humor?

Life. I don’t do traditional jokes like two guys walk into a bar or “knock-knock” jokes, and I never really know where a joke will come from. Sometimes when I hear people say, “that’s funny,” or “that should be in a movie,” I use that feedback and talk about it on stage until I get some sort of structure.

Who is your muse to amuse?

I get my comedic inspiration from my mother because growing up we didn’t have too much, but she always figured out a way to laugh, even in some of the most adverse situations.

So what’s coming up for Donnell Rawlings?

I did a movie called Legacy with Tom Green last summer that may be due for a theatrical release soon. I did another film called Car Babes with Jon Gries, Blake Clark and Ben Savage that should be out this summer also.

So I take it you haven’t had much time to rock out with your cock out lately.

Word. I’ve got one thing for you – jam out with your clam out.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I’m broke, Bitch.

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