The Wire Creator: Musical Adaptation Is 'Hilarious'

The Wire The MusicalWhat happens when one of the greatest TV series ever made is set to music? You get The Wire: The Musical, a new Funny or Die original that apparently rubbed David Simon, the creator of the gritty, Baltimore-based drama, the right way.

Chockablock with cast members such as Michael Kenneth Williams (reprising his role as Omar), Sonja Sohn (Kima), Larry Gillard Jr. (D’Angelo Barksdale), Andre Royo (“Bubbles”) and Felicia Pearson (“Snoop”), the unexpected spoof — released on the acclaimed HBO drama’s 10th anniversary — earned a review of “Hilarious” from Simon via his blog.

“Felicia’s turn alone is worth the time,” he added. “Ya hair look good, Snoop.”

Cue up The Wire: The Musical here, and share your own review!

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12 Comments
  1. Joe Smith says:

    Is this for real?????”The Wire” was one of the BEST series ever and this comic version is not homage that the show deserves. I see some of the main charactors are in it so they don’t feel it is a bad joke and I respect their opinion. But, Istill don’t see the comedy in it.

  2. Temis says:

    The fact that The Wire is so heart-attack serious is WHY this is funny. I particularly liked the “chess game is a metaphor for drugs” song (good singer!) and “real police” (take a drink every time somebody says that.)

  3. Mía says:

    The Lament of the Burner was particularly heart-wrenching.

  4. Belinda says:

    I was laughing just from the screen grab of Michael K Williams’ Omar in dance mode. Hilarious indeed!

  5. Courtney says:

    Michael K Williams is just.. amazing <3.

  6. TC says:

    OMG, I couldn’t make it though the video it was ridiculously funny, might have been funnier if I would have watch the original show though.