David Alan Grier becomes first African American Colonel Sanders in KFC ad campaign

David Alan Grier is the new Colonel Sanders
David Alan Grier is the new Colonel Sanders

Jim Gaffigan is out and comedian David Alan Grier is in as the latest Colonel Sanders in the ongoing KFC ad campaign.

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Grier broke the news on Twitter Thursday morning.

“Breaking News: David Alan Grier has been cast as the first African American Colonel Sanders in the new KFC ad campaign. #KFC,” Grier tweeted Thursday.

Grier becomes the first ever African American cast to play the role of KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Sanders in the chain’s ever evolving ad campaign.

David Alan Grier joins the ranks of Jim Gaffigan, Norm Macdonald and Darrell Hammond.

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