The Wire Creator: Musical Adaptation Is 'Hilarious'

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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!



Comments (12)

  • 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.

    Comment by Joe Smith – June 5, 2012 12:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think the fact that David Simon sees the humor in it really says something, though.

      Comment by MrMank – June 5, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I think we should give Joe and MrMank a warm welcome on their first day on the Internets

        Comment by Dr. Spaceman – June 5, 2012 12:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A REAL THING AND I WILL BE BUYING MY TICKET IMMEDIATELY!

          Comment by Kasper F. Nielsen – June 5, 2012 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Thanks Dr. Spaceman, your welcome is appreciated

          Comment by Joe Smith – June 6, 2012 05:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Clearly, Joe Smith, you don’t have a sense of humor. Lighten Up!

      Comment by Tania – June 6, 2012 03:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.)

    Comment by Temis – June 5, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Lament of the Burner was particularly heart-wrenching.

    Comment by Mía – June 5, 2012 02:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was laughing just from the screen grab of Michael K Williams’ Omar in dance mode. Hilarious indeed!

    Comment by Belinda – June 5, 2012 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michael K Williams is just.. amazing <3.

    Comment by Courtney – June 5, 2012 08:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • .

    Comment by Courtney – June 5, 2012 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by TC – June 11, 2012 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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