Paul Mooney Joins the Cast of DTLA
Comedian, social critic, television and film actor Paul Mooney joins the cast of DTLA in the role of Silas, the estranged father to lead character Lenny, played by Darryl Stephens.
Mooney, whose tremendous contributions to comedy via performances in film, television, and legit venues; coupled with stints as a writer to shows such as Chappelle, In Living Color, The Richard Pryor Show, and Saturday Night Live - cemented him as one of the most prolific comedic voices of our generation.
When asked why he decided to play the role of Silas in DTLA, Mooney, ever the comedian, said "Because I had to pay my rent, and my phone bill, and my water bill."
"We are honored to have Paul Mooney join the DTLA family," said Larry Kennar, Executive Producer and Creator of the series. Mooney who has had a long standing relationship with Executive Producer Helene Shaw, was approached by Shaw. "Once Paul heard about the show and the role, he said yes to us immediately. I am thrilled to have him on board."
Mooney is currently on tour around the country and world. He will be performing in London in September.
His best selling and extremely candid memoir, "Black is the New White" via Simon & Schuster, is being adapted into a motion picture. Mos Def has expressed interest in playing Mooney, while Dave Chappelle has expressed interest in playing Richard Pryor. It will be produced by Effie T. Brown, Paul Mooney, and Helene Shaw.
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