Jaboukie Young-White continues his takeover with a new show for HBO and Issa Rae!
Young-White, one of the funniest comedians on the internet will be adapting Vanessa R. Panfil’s novel The Gang’s All Queer: The Lives of Gay Gang Members into a TV series for HBO. He’ll be both writing the series and executive producing.
Gang’s All Queer is currently in the development stages, but is planned on being a half-hour series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show "revolves around a closeted twenty-something in Chicago who, grieving a gang-related death, ditches college to find reckless closure."
Young-White first became famous online and on Twitter, before his legendary set on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2017 where he came out and made jokes about the difficulties of dating while being masc and hitting on Uber drivers.
The former Out 100 honoree has since become one of the hottest writers and comedians around, writing for TV shows like Big Mouth and American Vandal, and appearing as a correspondent on The Daily Show. He’s also acted in movies and series like Rough Night, Set It Up, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens.
Rae will be producing the show with her HBO-based Hoorae banner. She recently signed a five-year overall deal at WarnerMedia, where she already has projects like A Black Lady Sketch Show, Rap Sh*t, and a revival of Project Greenlight. She’s also been nominated for several Golden Globes and Emmy Awards for her HBO series Insecure.