Yasmine Al-Bustami joined me on the line to discuss her role as Monique on the CW’s hit series “The Originals.”
Deep in the heart of Miami, snuggled between graffiti art and warehouses, is Soho Film Studio. From the outside, it looks like a massive firehouse. Last Thursday night, however, it was the setting for the Absolut X party. Fancy hipsters on bicycles and scooters formed a line that curved all the way around the red building. I felt like I was in an episode of “Portlandia.”
The theme of the event was “Masquerade Ball,” which looked like an artsy, industrial rave deep in the land of Narnia. There were strobe lights, strange costumes, blaring music, photo ops, and an open bar. This was a recipe for an amazing night or the remnants of a discarded Ke$ha song.
Among the cool people at Florida Supercon 2013 will be Lear Bunda.
He lurks in the darkness, behind the scenes.
No, he is not Batman. He is one of the editors for popular Adult Swim shows “Squidbillies” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”
Locked in a tiny room with reels, monitors and seven to nine other strange people, Bunda is part of a recipe for something special.
He’s played an heiress, a doctor, an FBI agent and is part of one of the most prolific comedic families in recent history. Joined by his siblings Shawn, Keenan, Damon, Dwyane and Nadia, Marlon Wayans brought a specific style of urban comedy to the mainstream with seamless effort. In 1995, he teamed up with his brother Shawn to star in the half-hour comedy series “The Wayans Bros.” They will team up again, when they return to perform a series of stand-up shows in South Florida at the Fort Lauderdale Improv.
Having performed there several times, the funny man said he’s excited about the show. “I never have a bad crowd in Fort Lauderdale. They just love to laugh, and we love making them laugh.”
Russell Brand stole the show in the film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and subsequently starred in his own spinoff, “Get Him to the Greek.” He was a video journalist for MTV in 2000, performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip in 2007, and recorded a stand-up special on Comedy Central in 2009.
He was recently kicked out of the GQ Awards for pointing out that Hugo Boss designed the Nazi uniforms during his acceptance speech for the Oracle award. This was after London Mayor Boris Johnson joked about the use of chemical weapons in Syria.