Interview with Comedian Donnell Rawlings

Donnell Rawlings Interview Conducted in January 2010, Chicago, IL by Tamara Jenkins

Donnell Rawlings Writer, actor and comedian Donnell Rawlings made his mark on the comedy world as a cast member on the now defunct Chappelle's Show. Whether a background player or portraying his stand out character Ashy Larry, Rawlings became a viewer favorite and a rising star.

As an actor, Rawlings has been featured in TV shows (The Wire, Law & Order , Third Watch and The Corner) and films (Legacy, Car Babes and Fifty Pills. Most recently Rawlings created the website Recenstly in Chicago for performances at Zanie's Comedy Club, UnRated Magazine spoke with the funnyman.

How did you get your start in comedy?

I would go to comedy clubs as a fan and would heckle the comedians. One day the owner challenged me and I performed and I've been doing it for 14 years.

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