Someone recently made the observation, "Childish Gambino is an actor who can low-key rap." Formally known as Donald Glover, the artist showcased his talents doing standup comedy and writing for NBC's 30 Rock show. These achievements were followed by Glover's role as Troy Barnes on the Community sitcom. Glover's on-screen prowess is natural, while plots and characters may extend outside his reality or even beyond the solar the system, like in his latest The Martian performance, he brings quirky Donald Glover with him. Watch "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons," below to make yourself familiar.
In light of Glover's popularity and creativity, FX has decided to give his comedy show, Atlanta, a 10-episode series beginning in 2016. Created by and starring Glover, Atlanta documents two cousins' journey through Georgia's iconic music landscape. Directed by Hiro Murai, the genius behind "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons," Glover plays Earnest "Earn" Marks, described as an "artistic loner" who returns to ATL to face his failures in business and a strained relationship with a woman whom he shares a daughter with.
Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX tells Variety, "Atlanta draws on Donald's considerable talents as a musician, actor and writer to give us something unique."