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Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Alexandria’s Casey Wilson goes from SNL to sitcom

Casey Wilson of Alexandria. She’s no Ashy Larry. (Disney/ABC Studios)
Casey Wilson, the former Saturday Night Live featured player who did a great Rachael Ray impersonation and created the character “Dusty Velvet, Paralyzed Stripper,” is originally from Alexandria and graduated from T.C. Williams High School. She is now starring in the ABC sitcom “Happy Endings,” which launched last week, and she gave an interview to David Sachs of the Alexandria Times, which you can find here.

But Sachs begins the article with both a revelation AND a highly controversial statement: That Casey Wilson is funnier than another Alexandrian, Donnell Rawlings, who played “Ashy Larry” on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show.” I didn’t know Donnell Rawlings, most recently heard co-hosting the Big Tigger Morning Show on WPGC, was from Alexandria. And I DEFINITELY didn’t know he wasn’t as funny as Casey Wilson.

As any devotee of Chappelle’s Show knows, Rawlings co-hosted the “lost” season three after Chappelle bailed out, and his appearances as Ashy Larry are immortal. “The World Series of Dice”? Beyond hilarious. I would post some Ashy Larry video here, but none of it is appropriate for family audiences. For surefire adult humor, look it up. Best of luck to Casey Wilson. But she’ll have a hard time topping Ashy Larry.

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Categories:  Alexandria, Media | Tags:  Casey Wilson, Donnell Rawlings, Ashy Larry, Virginia

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