Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Kanye met Kim on the set of his failed puppet show
Whether it be an indecipherable tweet or a shrugging meme, Kanye West has a habit of making us laugh without even trying. But lost in the history of the early aughts is a Kanye who tried really hard to be funny. Wired just released an oral history on the pilot Alligator Boots, a puppet-based sketch comedy show West created with Chicago rapper Rhymefest in 2007.
Quotes from writers, producers, directors, and puppeteers mostly reveal some not-so-surprising things:
Tom Stern (director): It’s not like Kanye had a ton of ideas about comedy, but the things that he did care about were more like what kinds of sunglasses and sneakers the puppets would wear.
And other somewhat shocking things that we shouldn’t be surprised by:
Kellison: I went to [West’s] house and he had this great ceiling that had sort of a Sistine Chapel-type mural painted on it—with …