Kanye West reportedly wants to star in a "laugh out loud comedy".

The hip-hop star has made no secret of his desire to spread his wings creatively, even winning a cameo in Will Ferrell's flick Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. It was a sequel to the 2004 movie, which apparently made a big impact on the rapper.

"Kanye's dream is to star in a laugh out loud comedy like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," an insider told the American edition of OK! magazine.

Apparently the star has already put the wheels of his dream in motion. He has put the word out that he'd like to try his hand at being a funnyman, although things aren't said to be going quite to plan yet.

"He's told his agent to find him a role in a big comedy, but so far no one is interested," the insider explained.

The move isn't as surprising as it sounds, as Kanye has dipped his toe into the acting world on many occasions. He's enjoyed brief appearances on TV show Entourage and 2008 movie The Love Guru.

Will had previously discussed what it was like to have Kanye on the Anchorman 2 set. The rapper has a reputation for being hot headed and saying what he thinks, and at the time he was working on new music.

"It was very surreal to have Kanye - who's such a big fan of comedy - in our movie hanging out for two days," Will told UK talk show host Jonathan Ross previously. "He was playing the new tracks a lot - over and over. Even when you're trying to film, he's playing the tracks.

"We got a scared 18-year-old intern to ask him to turn them down."