That's why guys like Bam, Rob Dyrdek and some of these other train-wreck comedy guys on MTV are kinda important. Bam is his own beast in a very southern PA shitty kind of way. I can at least respect that he takes as much control over these scenarios as possible and then has the good sense to get the writer and direct working with him. That's not selling out, that's just being plain smart. The humor is often forced but so what he's doing his thing.
Dyrdek on the other hand is really funny. I'll admit to watching his current show and laughing without the aid of a bread soda. When this preview popped up on DC Skateboarding site I'm sure eyebrows were raised. What really sets Rob apart is two things and believe it or not, I'm going to ignore skating. Skating isn't the unique qualifier here. Nope, instead I'd say it's this: Rob has personality. If skateboarding had a shorter more hip hop kickflip version of Vince Vaughn, it would be Rob Dyrdek. The other thing would be: you are only as good as you look. Tremaine did a solid job with 'Rob & Big' and some of that must have rubbed off. No, detail is too small and this goes for DC as well. When they drop in on the Fantasy Factory floor and do the big reveal the quick edits timed to the Willy Wonka theme are incredibly tight. Details along those lines end up making and breaking the perception that skating is being taken seriously.
Clearly, it is. Looking forward to this show dropping and from the launch ramp to the spine that it the best looking warehouse set up I've seen since fight club 1.0. So why is this even important at all? Well, if we can't laugh and have it done right for skaters by skaters ... then it shouldn't be done at all. When it comes down to Rob's Fantasy Factory the sky is the limit and hopefully this is another good chapter in Rob's life.