Apparently next week at SXSW, former Community star Donald Glover — who attempted to reduce his role as Troy on Community last year — will be participating in a "hackathon" as Childish Gambino. According to Uproxx, Glover tweeted a link to his "The Deep Web Tour" website with more information, and if fans sign up for updates they'll receive an email from Glover with an interesting update at the end: "p.s. I am returning to Community, because the internet." We've reached out to NBC reps to confirm the news and will update when we hear back, but Glover's message makes things sound pretty certain, unless he's [...]
Donald Glover posted some very personal notes on his Instagram feed a few days ago, one vaguely alluding to his recent decision to leave Community. Most people had assumed he was leaving the sitcom to pursue his rap career, but he said in the note that, "I didn't leave Community to rap. I don't wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own." He also wrote about his personal and professional fears in a series of short notes. Now he's told People magazine:
"That night, we had a show, and then afterwards, I had this moment of feeling like, 'What's the point? Why am I even here?' " Glover [...]
Here's "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons," a mysterious 25-minute short film that Donald Glover wrote, produced, and starred in alongside costars like Chance the Rapper and Topanga from Boy Meets World, in case you ever wanted to see Donald Glover, Chance the Rapper, and Topanga from Boy Meets World act in a mysterious short film.
Even with creator Dan Harmon back on Community for the show's upcoming fifth season, everything won't be completely back to normal on the NBC sitcom. Vulture reports that Donald Glover will only be appearing in five of the new season's 13 episodes. Glover wants to reduce his role on the show so he can focus on his music under alter ego Childish Gambino. The studio behind the show, Sony, had the option to require him to do all 13 episodes, but they cooperated with his wishes to be in the show less and worked out a deal to let him be in the show less. In addition to [...]
In 2010, former troupe-mates Donald Glover and DC Pierson returned from Los Angeles to perform at The Creek and The Cave, in New York City. Glover was tossed a question from an audience member: What's it like working with Chevy Chase? In response, he described how Chase had delivered a 40-minute lecture to Saturday Night Live cast member Bobby Moynihan laying out the case for why Glover has to be homosexual, which he is not. "That's the only way a guy like Chevy Chase has of processing a black guy who looks like me, talks like me, dresses like me," said Glover on stage that night. "That's how alien [...]