How comedian Druski finessed an entire industry for jokes
Who is Druski? A comedian, an actor, a clothing designer? It seems as if no one really knows but one thing we do know for sure is that Druski is up.
Recently the “comedian” was featured on this month’s cover of Complex Magazine with his best friend Jack Harlow. The two surely have come a long way but unlike Jack, who had a hit single take him to the top, Druski had to take quite a different path to success.
The comedian spoke on this in his interview with Complex.
“I remember, I think when “Whats Poppin” came out, he shot through the roof. And I remember seeing it like, “Damn.” And I remember he had money coming in and everything, but he was such a good friend. It would be no question. He would pay for shit and would just be like, “Yo, I got it.” But I would want to, of course, but I didn’t have the money like he had at the time. So now that I’m in the place where I’m at, now I’ll tell him, “I got it. I can pay for it now.”Druski the Comedian, via Complex Magazine
How did Druski as a comedian break the industry?
Druski found a lane and stuck to it. To this day, his Kyle Rogger character still gets millions of views. It got so much attention that Drake had to include the comedian in his video for Laugh Now, Cry Later.
That cameo solidified his presence as a cultural figure within hip-hop. We’ve seen this formula before… legendary comedian Chris Rock has always remained present in hip-hop culture.
From his own music video to his present-day guest appearance in Lil Nas X’s video for Old Town Road, Chris Rock most likely served as an inspiration to Druski as a comedian, amongst many others.
Some more comedians who have done the same…
Martin Lawrence mad an appearance in the Big Sean Ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign – Play No Games music video
Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield, Jarrod Carmichael, Hannibal Buress and Tessa Thompson show out in Jay-Z’s Moonlight video
Eddie Murphy promos Back to America in the Michael Jackson video for Remember The Time
More than a comedian, Druski got real sponsorship partners
What’s my Yeezy moment? What’s my Fenty Beauty? What’s my business that I do that blows up for billions of dollars outside of comedy? I ain’t fulfilled until I get that type of moment.”Druski the Comedian, via Complex
From MTN Dew and addidas to Call of Duty, Druski has made himself a household name with the media sponsors he’s been able to pull in. For example, his Sneakin In with Druski series on Revolt has garnered close to 30M views.
Druski pulls up to Teyana Taylor’s home to school her on sustainability | Sneakin’ In With Druski
Durski has come a long way as a comedian from getting paid $20 to $50 per post…
He kept his head down, believed in himself, and stayed at it
Taking a chance, on yourself, takes more than just hope. You’ve gotta stay at it no matter what. You’ve got to inspire others to believe in you. There is no room for doubt.
Druski took a leap of faith and knew deep down that he had “to get his shit together.” Serving tables at Red Lobster might be the reality check we’ve all been looking for…lol.
Seriously though, a call from his grandmother, where she said she didn’t want to see or hear from him anymore, would push him to go after what he really wanted — to become a great comedian.
“I think it was one of those things where it was like, ‘You need to get your shit together, but you’re going to have to do it on your own. It sounds so goofy to say, ‘I’m going to be a comedian and I’m going to be famous.’ That sounds so crazy.”Druski the Comedian, via Complex