Dave is a FXX comedy series starring Dave Burd (AKA Lil Dicky) and is somewhat based on his real-life rise to fame as a rapper. Dave also stars GaTa, his on-stage hype man in the show and real life, Taylor Misiak as Ally, Dave's schooltecher girlfiend, Andrew Santino as Mike, Dave's roommate and later manager, Travis Bennett as Elliot AKA "Elz", Dave's longtime friend and DJ, and Christina Ko as Emma, Ally's friend and Dave's graphic designer.
Dave premiered on FXX on March 4th, 2020. On May 11th, the show was renewed for a second season.
Dave contains the following tropes:
- Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: When Dave doesn't invite them to a party at Justin Bieber's house, Ally and Elz get drunk at a sports bar. Later, they crash Bieber's party anyway, where Elz picks a fight with Marshmello.
- As Himself: Apart from Dave and GaTa, many other celebrities appear on the show as themselves, such as Justin Bieber, Macklemore, Benny Blanco, YG, Marshmello, and Kourtney Kardashian.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: In-universe, Dave is socially-awkward and a bit of a Jerkass, but he's a fantastic freestyle rapper who never fails to impress.
- Caught with Your Pants Down: In "Hypospadias", Ally catches Dave masturbating with a rubber female sex aid, leading to a discussion about intimacy and Dave's sexual hangups.
- The Cameo: The show is set in the modern music industry in LA, so there are loads of them.
- Did You Just Have Sex?: GaTa takes about five seconds to work out that Elz and Emma have been sleeping together.
- Leno Device: A radio version, to promote his music Dave goes on The Breakfast Club, a radio show that in real life is famous for having rappers/R&B artists on as guests. The show is also infamous for the gaffes the hosts and/or guests make, and Dave almost puts his foot in his mouth about cultural appropriation.
- Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Discussed Trope since Dave is a white rapper.
- Prison Rape: Features in the controversial track that Dave want to release as his first single.
- Self-Deprecation: As much a part of the fictional Dave's career as the real one. His first in-show viral hit is even called "My Dick Sucks".
- "Shaggy Dog" Story: In "Dave's First", Dave is asked to perform at a memorial show for a recently-deceased 10-year-old fan. He spends most of the episode writing a song to use at the show, only to be completely replaced at the last minute by Macklemore, the kid's other favourite white rapper.
- Use Your Head: Elz gets taken down by a swift headbutt from Marshmello, made even worse by the use of his helmet.