he is best known for his role as college student Troy Barnes on the NBC comedy series Community and for his rising career as a stand-up comedian and rapper.
Comments: 2630 • Responses: 48 • Date: 2011-04-04 18:45:28 UTCsource
donaldglover734 karma2011-04-04 18:49:45 UTC
I'm not gonna be on here a ton. I gots work to do, homies. But I wanted to do a little...
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imnottouchingyou277 karma2011-04-04 18:52:27 UTC
No question.. but thanks for caring about your fans.
It makes us feel awesome. ♥
donaldglover625 karma2011-04-04 19:07:39 UTC
aw. We're dating.
discoparty83 karma2011-04-04 18:53:30 UTC
What's good fam? Look forward to seeing you in seattle..again. Bring your red hoodie.
donaldglover143 karma2011-04-04 19:21:00 UTC
donaldglover536 karma2011-04-04 22:14:12 UTC
Bye. You guys were dope.
Se7en_Up348 karma2011-04-04 18:50:25 UTC
Did you enjoy working with LeVar Burton?
donaldglover499 karma2011-04-04 19:32:33 UTC
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donaldglover630 karma2011-04-04 18:56:33 UTC
rivalius13295 karma2011-04-04 18:56:55 UTC
Does the bromance with Danny Pudi continue off screen?
Please say yes…
Also, I caused a disturbance in a small Spanish town doing the Spanish rap at 7.30am while drunk off my ass. Thanks for that.
donaldglover562 karma2011-04-04 19:11:43 UTC
Danny Pudi is my heartbeat. That's my dude. No one like him.
casual_lil_jon112 karma2011-04-04 19:22:48 UTC
relevant_rule34398 karma2011-04-04 19:38:00 UTC
Is this where the line for novelty accounts start?
While this picture depicts a sexual act between Donald Glover and Danny Pudi, I must admit my genuine admiration for a such an authentic bromance that transcends the television screen - NSFW
donaldglover646 karma2011-04-04 20:10:21 UTC
Can't unsee that.
Still had my jacket on...we are fuckin on a steel slab so...
My cum looks really unhealthy.
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donaldglover580 karma2011-04-04 18:55:08 UTC
Just taped an hour special. I hope you like it!
slapadabass268 karma2011-04-04 18:46:13 UTC
What's it like working with chevy?
donaldglover709 karma2011-04-04 18:48:54 UTC
Like working with your grandpa. You have to yell a lot, lot of stories about the good old days, but you love him in the end.
[deleted]268 karma2011-04-04 18:52:14 UTC
Can you elaborate on the influence Tina Fey had on your career?
donaldglover822 karma2011-04-04 20:02:04 UTC
Tina Fey had probably the biggest influence on me other than my parents. She's just not afraid. I loved watching her work cause she was so brave. I was really scared when I got to 30 Rock, she was like "I don't give a fuck. Be you. If it's funny, it's in the script." and And watching 30 Rock, there's so much Tina there that it made me see how I should start being me more too. Started putting out more music and started not being as afraid to be me. Tina is a true gangsta. She don't give a FUUUUUUUCCCCKKKKKK. I put her against any chick in the game.
EDIT: "Against ANYONE in the game." She'd destory anything. If she started rapping, I'd quit. I don't want that.
Trenzor236 karma2011-04-04 18:53:41 UTC
OH FUCK YES! I hope you see this before this thread gets crazy.
Do you ever plan on monetizing your music career (rap or DJ'ing)? With all the effort you put into it and the amazing results that come out I'm pretty surprised you haven't moved to selling your stuff for at least a few bucks yet.
I know that some people around you were somewhat hesitant about the swap from 30 Rock to Community. I personally think you made a great decision. Do you still feel the same way?
Did you hear about all the drama with getting into your SXSW show? Not the Esther's Follie's stuff but the show on Saturday night. I got screwed out of getting in and was super sad, but I have tickets for when you're back in Dallas. Follow up question, where's my blowjob?
Can I buy you a drink after your set here?
Stay classy! You're my current addiction in the rap biz and Community has been the only reason I watch TV for quite awhile now.
donaldglover212 karma2011-04-04 19:16:36 UTC
Figuring that out. Meeting with record companies...but it may not be for me...we'll see.
I wouldn't change anything I've done so far. Community is my shit. Dopeness.
Yeah. There's a much longer story with all of that, but I don't want to get into it. I just wanted my fans to know I love them and if that was enough to make you not a fan you probably didn't like me that much to begin with. But yeah...I'm sorry for anything that happened bad at SXSW with my shit.
I probably won't be drinking on tour. I want to hold my voice and sleep and probably record on the bus. We'll see tho.
Thanks for the questions. They're good.
limonana225 karma2011-04-04 18:56:25 UTC
Are you overwhelmed by the amount of questions you've received in 7 minutes?
donaldglover503 karma2011-04-04 19:44:32 UTC
signed_proposal190 karma2011-04-04 18:49:45 UTC
Can you tell us a bit about how Derrick Comedy came to be and how you guys made Mystery Team? Was there a lot of studio involvement or did you get to do it your own way? Thanks for taking the time to do this IAMA!
donaldglover300 karma2011-04-04 18:55:53 UTC
no studio. No money. Just love and 5 friends. It came out the best we can do. We're very proud!
readcommentbackwards188 karma2011-04-04 18:46:20 UTC
How did you come across this request on Reddit? Were you an active user before? And from all of us : Thank you for your work on Community and all the comic genius.
donaldglover261 karma2011-04-04 18:47:45 UTC
TheCaptain88182 karma2011-04-04 18:48:06 UTC
What is your favorite episode of Community and why?
/Mystery Team was awesome.
donaldglover349 karma2011-04-04 18:57:47 UTC
Christmas and Troy Bday. I like darker stuff.
TheRealBuzzLightyear179 karma2011-04-04 18:48:20 UTC
Can you give us any hints on what kinds of badassery we can expect for the last few episodes of Community this season?
donaldglover681 karma2011-04-04 18:53:44 UTC
Paintball two is pretty fly...
donaldglover135 karma2011-04-04 21:13:47 UTC
I'm gonna do a couple more. Thanks for the questions.
DayStreet129 karma2011-04-04 18:50:40 UTC
Are you coming to San Diego for Comic-Con?
donaldglover636 karma2011-04-04 20:06:23 UTC
Do uncircumcised penises look like the monsters in "Tremors"?
Yes....yes they do.
nunegro128 karma2011-04-04 18:51:49 UTC
How did you get your gig on '30 Rock'?
donaldglover671 karma2011-04-04 19:35:02 UTC
JezusGhoti113 karma2011-04-04 18:48:22 UTC
I have two questions for you. First, is your goal with the rap stuff to actually become a legitimate rap star, or are you content to carve out a niche as a rap star who hipsters and comedy nerds love? Second, you say in your songs that you tell the truth and rap about your real life, but you rap so much about all the sex you have with different women that there isn't much else to many of your songs (I love them, but the lyrics are really heavy on that stuff). Are you really having so much sex that it justifiably dominates the content of your music?
donaldglover195 karma2011-04-04 19:27:04 UTC
I guess the most detail I can go into with recounting my life would be, I'm having fun. I believe art is using shock and awe to give you a slice or microcosm of what life is. My albums are what life seems like to me:fair, unfair, whatever. I don't want to be a "rap star". I want people to be me for however long the album is when they listen to it. There are a lot of questions on the EP and Culdesac that you should be asking yourself/I ask myself. But....yeah.
donaldglover113 karma2011-04-04 18:54:36 UTC
mickfinn9000100 karma2011-04-04 18:47:00 UTC
You wrote a spec script for "The Simpsons" to get your career started as a comedy writer. Have you ever made this script available for fans to read online? If not, obvious follow-up: would you?
Thanks for doing this and for being awesome to your fans overall.
donaldglover191 karma2011-04-04 18:53:04 UTC
people been asking that lately...I don't even know where it is. Have to check...I don't know. I might read it again and be like "this is lame". Or "some of these jokes are still good! I can reuse them." I'll think about it...
arcturussage94 karma2011-04-04 18:49:49 UTC
I know you use to write for 30 Rock, do you do any writing for Community? Do you suggest ideas or do they actively seek your thoughts and advice?
donaldglover234 karma2011-04-04 19:19:26 UTC
no writing. The writers are REALLY REALLY good. We may joke about stuff, but they are so focused and good at it that I don't need/want to ask them or tell them anything. I mean did you see that documentary ep? Dopeness.
zrathustra93 karma2011-04-04 18:50:41 UTC
donaldglover191 karma2011-04-04 19:17:28 UTC
nothing. Let me do whatever. Plus they're geniuses, so I don't have any requests.
hearcomesyourman86 karma2011-04-04 18:47:34 UTC
What program do you use to produce your beats/remixes?
donaldglover191 karma2011-04-04 18:51:23 UTC
skoo84 karma2011-04-04 19:00:03 UTC
Are you coming to the UK any time soon?
donaldglover136 karma2011-04-04 19:33:59 UTC
YoungMoneyDemocrat74 karma2011-04-04 18:55:18 UTC
donaldglover202 karma2011-04-04 19:43:47 UTC
Chris Rock, Louis CK, Patton Oswalt, Eddie Murphy.
James Murphy, James Brown, Prince, The Neptunes.
FaatVass1972 karma2011-04-04 18:52:52 UTC
How much of an age difference is too much of an age difference when it comes to...courting?
donaldglover303 karma2011-04-04 19:36:40 UTC
Half your age +7. That's the formula I use.
ArfurTrollington64 karma2011-04-04 18:45:55 UTC
What hip-hop music do you listen to right now? What would I find if I looked at your 'Top 25 Played' on your iPod? How often do you come up with songs and how long does it take to release them?
Your most recent post (All Of The Lights) is dope, I love the Frank Ocean shout-out. How was the LCD show?
donaldglover128 karma2011-04-04 19:06:42 UTC
Right now? Black Keys, Crime Mob, Waka, Swing Out Sister
donaldglover102 karma2011-04-04 18:50:49 UTC
I write as they come. Some songs take months, some take hours. LCD was magic.
pradeepkanchan57 karma2011-04-04 21:16:33 UTC
When you auditioned for Community, did you and Danny audition together for Troy n Abed or did the writers make you a duo after the actors were cast?
donaldglover111 karma2011-04-04 21:18:55 UTC
we did not. We started hanging on set. Just clicked.
explodinginfreckles56 karma2011-04-04 21:14:13 UTC
Does your dick really remember everything?
donaldglover257 karma2011-04-04 21:27:06 UTC
my dick worked for NASA for about 13 years, but went through a nasty divorce and moved to Arizona and is, in my eyes, an alcoholic and not the dick I knew and loved. I pray for my dick and hope he finds himself
set12348 karma2011-04-04 18:50:18 UTC
What do you think of the caliber of comedy TV on the air today?
Community is one of the best/funniest shows on TV, but that seems to be the exception. There are a handful of other good shows out there, but do you think, overall, comedy TV is getting better? Worse? Staying the same?
donaldglover196 karma2011-04-04 20:04:46 UTC
TV's better than it's ever been. It's like Youtube though. There's a ton of shit. You gotta wade through it and hang with people who like the stuff you like so you can find it.
LainIwakura44 karma2011-04-04 21:14:32 UTC
COME TO CANADA!
donaldglover173 karma2011-04-04 21:24:28 UTC
I AM DUMMY!
Blue_5ive40 karma2011-04-04 18:46:15 UTC
So do you have more fun acting or rapping?
donaldglover106 karma2011-04-04 18:49:09 UTC
BobsYourUncy36 karma2011-04-04 21:22:44 UTC
No question, but having read your blog I must commend you on your exemplary taste in women.
donaldglover130 karma2011-04-04 21:39:17 UTC
Thank you. But more importantly, thank you ladies for being magnificent.
bigattack27 karma2011-04-04 21:14:44 UTC
I went to Chamblee High School in DeKalb County, GA. My dad taught at Briarcliff for 33 years before it closed. There is a good chance my kids will go through DeKalb public schools. So, pretty strong connection to the county, so I would really love to see the legacy continue with my kids but we would consider private schools as well.
Question: How good was DSA at preparing you for a future in show business? I am asking for my daughter, because she is really looking to get into show business although she is still quite young.
donaldglover54 karma2011-04-04 21:24:40 UTC
It let me realize what I liked doing, which is more important. She'll figure out business stuff in college. She should go to LA or NYC though. Business is there.
Jhonnystonehenge27 karma2011-04-04 21:34:22 UTC
can i have your number so we can chill whenever your in brooklyn? :D
donaldglover102 karma2011-04-04 21:53:12 UTC
donaldglover90 karma2011-04-04 21:53:33 UTC
WhatALush25 karma2011-04-04 21:35:38 UTC
How did you develop you scream-cry-freakout? Comedy GOLD!! Give us more of that!!!
donaldglover75 karma2011-04-04 21:51:54 UTC
I 6 brother and sisters. You get attention how you can.
repeat2k22 karma2011-04-04 21:24:32 UTC
When you rap you talk about how you want to be a role model for all those nerds that get made fun of, but you will occasionally rap about drug usage. What are your thoughts on drugs, specifically marijuana?
donaldglover161 karma2011-04-04 21:37:07 UTC
I don't think I ever said wanted to be a role model for nerds. I've talked about how people have called me a role model, which is scary cause I don't think I've have everything figured out at all.
Drugs can be bad. But some people can do them and be fine. If you don't know what kind of person you are, I'd really stay away from them. I'll never do coke cause I know I'll love it and probably die. Something that makes you stay up and love everything? Cmon son...
I really even shouldn't be drinking...but...here we are.
I live in Cali. Marijuana is like toothpaste there.
bowbow69621 karma2011-04-04 21:14:16 UTC
I don't have a question but I just wanted to say that I am a big fan and love Community, one of the best written shows on T.V.
donaldglover33 karma2011-04-04 21:24:51 UTC
flashtheready20 karma2011-04-04 21:16:10 UTC
My girlfriend and I saw you at willcall at the LCD Soundsystem show. I think that seeing you was her favorite part of the whole night, actually. Would you have been bothered if she'd gone over and said she was a fan? Also, how'd you like the concert?
donaldglover48 karma2011-04-04 21:20:04 UTC
ha. Of course not. I'm sorry I missed you. LCD was amazing. I cried, honestly.
[deleted]18 karma2011-04-04 21:21:53 UTC
You rap a lot about break ups in your songs, but is it one specific break up you rap about most or many different ones?
donaldglover53 karma2011-04-04 21:43:13 UTC
both. Love is the worst/best. Niggas know. Plus my parents are still together and met on the subway, so I have this fucked up romance thing Im into. yugh.
adamschoales15 karma2011-04-04 21:16:49 UTC
Much like everyone else want to echo the sentiments of you being awesome. Question: do you think it's possible to become successful as a "comedy performer" these days or do you have to be able to able to write as well as deliver a line? I hate the stuff I write, but love performing comedy... so am I screwed?
Metaphorically of course.
donaldglover29 karma2011-04-04 21:27:54 UTC
The more you can do the better. Always write your own stuff. Most people aren't interested in writing for you. Beeleedat.
my_personal_army13 karma2011-04-04 21:34:22 UTC
Are you still close with the people you made mystery team with? The guy that played Leroy (Peter Saati) is a bartender in NYC that I've become pretty good friends with. He told me you were hilarious to work with.
donaldglover23 karma2011-04-04 21:52:30 UTC
dude is the man
satiate12 karma2011-04-04 21:22:35 UTC
Have you ever introduced yourself as Donald G. Lover?
donaldglover38 karma2011-04-04 21:39:51 UTC
Naw. But my baby bro got a G Lover tattoo. Dummy/awesome
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