Before Dave Burd Became Rapper and TV Star Lil Dicky, He Was a GS&P Copywriter

How he went from writing ads to starring in his own FXX series

Dave Burd plays a version of himself in the new FXX comedy Dave, which he also co-created and is based on his life. FX

When Dave Burd started as an assistant account manager at San Francisco agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners a decade ago, he had no idea that he was starting a journey that would lead to him becoming a YouTube sensation—and then a TV star.

@jasonlynch Jason Lynch is TV Editor at Adweek, overseeing trends, technology, personalities and programming across broadcast, cable and streaming video.