FXX comedy 'Dave' returns for season 2 with star-studded picnic premiere

"You have no idea what to expect," Dave Burd says of season 2 of his hit comedy series.

ByKarl Schmid and Sierra Stoltzfus OTRC logo
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
'Dave' returns for season 2 with star-studded picnic premiere
Dave Burd and the cast of his hit comedy series celebrated season 2 with a star-studded picnic premiere at the Greek Theatre.

LOS ANGELES -- FXX's hit comedy series, "Dave," celebrated its season 2 premiere with an outdoor picnic. The cast came out to watch the first two episodes with their celebrity friends, including Justin and Hailey Bieber.

"Dave" creator and star, Dave Burd, wrote the show about a fictionalized version of his real-life rapper and comedian persona, Lil Dicky. The first season of "Dave" premiered in 2020 and became FX's most watched comedy series ever.

Burd was confident in the show's success from the beginning, according to Christine Ko, who plays Emma.

"Dave knew that it was gonna happen when he was making it. He was like, 'Guys, we're making the best show out there,'" Ko said.

Fans can look forward to a lot of unpredictability in season 2.

Burd said, "Every episode is like a different animal honestly and I like them all for totally different reasons."

Ko describes the character of Dave to be very similar to Burd in real life: "Like his character, he is an overachiever and he's someone who really wants to turn over every stone to make sure that it's exactly what he wants it to be."

The writing and comedy of season 1 was already strong, but star Andrew Santino, who plays Mike, said it gets even better.

"I think the cameos are wild. I think the storyline arcs for everybody -- it's more in depth, it's more involved," teased Santino.

CL, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Benny Blanco, Kyle Kuzma, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Doja Cat, J Balvin, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty, Lil Nas X and Kevin Hart are among the guest stars this season.

Burd warned fans: "You have no idea what to expect going in week to week."

The series also stars Taylor Misiak, GaTa, and Travis 'Taco' Bennett.

Season 2 of "Dave" premieres Wednesday, June 16 on FXX, with episodes streaming the next day on FX on Hulu.

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