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Urban Legendz Podcast with Justin Hires

Author: Justin Hires

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Conversations with living legends and people making legendary moves.
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Actor, Henry Ian Cusick, talks with Justin about getting his start in acting, growing up overseas, being on the hit tv series 'Lost', 'MacGyver's cancellation, leaving social media, and more.Guest: Henry Ian CusickYouTube: http://youtube.com/urbanlegendzpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/urbanlegendzpodcast/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UrbanLegendzpodcast/?modal=admin_todo_tourTwitter: https://twitter.com/UrbanLegendzPodTikTok: @JustinHiresSnapchat: JustinHires TEXT ...
Writer/Actor/Producer, Diallo Riddle, talks with Justin about creating the shows 'South Side' & 'Sherman's Showcase', how which platform a show is on matters to the success of its notoriety, being a "Black nerd" growing up in Atlanta, how intellect factors into being a great comedian, not waiting on Hollywood and creating your own content, owning intellectual property, and more. Guest: @Diallo YouTube: http://youtube.com/urbanlegendzpodcastInstagram: https://www.instagram....
Justin has his first in-studio Urban Legendz episode with legendary comedian Alex Thomas. They discuss Alex being discovered by Will Smith at The Laugh Factory, becoming a stand-up comedian after Damon Wayans showed him how much money he made a weekend, reveals 'Don't Be A Menace' & 'Players Club' stories, evolving with social media, thoughts on why he's not on tour with other top tier comedians, performing overseas with Jerry Seinfeld, and more. YouTube: http://youtube.com/urbanlege...
Actor/Comedian, Marlon Wayans, talks with Justin about why it took him years to do stand-up comedy, remembers scary yet freeing time in his career, almost being in a Batman movie, shooting his next comedy special independently, working on 'The Wayans Bros.' TV series, advice from his family members and more.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://www.justinhires.com/shopTEXT ME: 727-472-3770 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urbanlegendzpodcast/Facebook...
Actor, Lucas Till, talks with Justin about life after starring on the CBS show 'MacGyver', what he learned about himself while filming the series, thoughts on the #SaveMacGyver campaign, details how he maintains his mental health, early struggles as an actor in Los Angeles, being a part of the X-Men franchise and Hannah Montana movie, and more.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://www.justinhires.com/shopTEXT ME: 727-472-3770 Instagram: https://www.instagram.c...
Social Media Star, Lex aka Yung BBQ, talks with Justin about growing up in their shared hometown of St. Petersburg, FL, leaving college after going viral, dealing with online haters, reveals which type of dance videos gets her the most views, why she decided to start dancing in the street, working at Publix supermarket, reveals how much work and the budget that goes into creating her content, linking up with social media creator Junebug, and more.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMe...
Actor/Comedian, Juhahn Jones, talks with Justin about dropping out of community college and moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, early struggles of getting an agent in Hollywood, reveals hilarious William Shatner story, discusses the difference between social media comedians and traditional stand-up comedians, how he posted a new sketch everyday for a year to reach a million followers on Instagram, working with comedian King Keraun, producing his own independent projects, and mo...
Comedian/Actor, Hasan Minhaj, talks with Justin about how watching Chris Rock for the first time sparked his interest in comedy, why he transitioned from strictly doing stand-up to more storytelling one-man shows, describes how shooting his own field piece led to him booking 'The Daily Show', valuable lessons he learned from working with Jon Stewart and Trevor Noah, self financing and producing the "proof of concepts" for 'Homecoming King' and 'Patriot Act', details his initial self-dou...
Comedian, Teddy Ray, talks with Justin about growing up in Los Angeles and Florida, studying comedy before doing stand-up by looking at comedian Lil Duval's Twitter, literally passing out while watching Bernie Mac's 'Kings of Comedy' set, describes his writing process, working with All Def, explains why he quit hosting 'Roast Me', if he think comedians need to post content online in order to be successful, 'The Young OG's Comedy Show', and more Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhire...
Actress, Tristin Mays, talks with Justin about dealing with life after the TV show 'MacGyver' cancellation, growing up as a child actress, difficulties being cast early in her career because of her looks, how she maintained her sanity working on a large television production, dealing with difficult casting directors, dating in Hollywood, and more. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://www.justinhires.com/shopTEXT ME: 727-472-3770 Instagram: https://www.in...
Writer/Producer, Nile Evans, talks with Justin about shooting the pilot for 'Wild 'N Out' independently in a comedy club with Nick Cannon, how Will Smith introducing Nick Cannon to his uncle- TV producer Bentley Kyle Evans- lead to him and Nick becoming friends, also how seeing his uncle succeed in TV producing inspired his love for TV/Film, explains how 'Wild 'N Out' selects the talent for the show, details growing up as kid in LA during the crack epidemic of the 80s, talks about the success...
Comedian/Actor, Jack Thriller, talks with Justin about taking "no prisoners" on this season of 'Wild 'N Out', how he initially linked up with the hip hop site 'This Is 50', being bullied throughout school because of his blind eye, how bombing onstage one night started his friendship with comedian Lil Duval, not being afraid of being cancelled, getting married to a groupie, not depending on 50 Cent to put him in TV shows, and more.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https:...
Legendary Emmy award winning actor, Henry Winkler, talks with Justin about his childhood in New York, growing up dyslexic, his love for acting in the theater, his early acting gigs on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' & 'The Bob Newhart Show', how he booked his iconic role of The Fonz on 'Happy Days', how he dealt with the fame of 'Happy Days' and details struggles he faced after the show ended, working with Adam Sandler, how he developed the original 'MacGyver' TV series, working on the ...
Comedian/Actress, Daphnique Springs, talks with Justin about her social media success and building a online fanbase, her previous off and on relationship with stand-up comedy, setting boundaries with men as a woman comedian, collaborating with other comedians on content, testing for SNL, and more.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://www.justinhires.com/shopTEXT ME: 727-472-3770 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urbanlegendzpodcast/Facebook: https://www.fac...
Actor, Omar Dorsey, talks with Justin about not being able to book acting roles in his 20s, working on the TV shows 'Ray Donovan' & 'Queen Sugar', working with directors Quentin Tarantino, Ava DuVernay & Todd Phillips, shares advice from his mentors Samuel L. Jackson & Wendell Pierce, growing up in Atlanta and attending Freaknik, producing his own projects, being typecast, and more. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://www.justinhires.com/sh...
Comedian, Michael Yo, talks with Justin about transitioning from a host to a stand-up comedian, almost dying from Covid, having a Black and Korean fanbase, reveals the key to stand-ups selling tickets at comedy venues, breaks down the art of Dave Chappelle's comedy, explains why he decided to do 'America's Got Talent', best ways for a host to deal with difficult interviews, and more. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://www.justinhires.com/shopTEXT ME: 727-472-3770...
Actress, Meredith Eaton, talks with Justin about how she's dealing with the cancellation of 'MacGyver', how being bullied because she was a little person sparked her interest in psychology, finding freedom in playing someone else while acting, growing up with two parents having disabilities- who also graduated at the top of their class, challenges women and people with disabilities face in the entertainment industry, and more. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://w...
Legendary comedian/actor, Guy Torry, talks with Justin about seeing his brother Joe Torry on 'Def Comedy Jam' sparking his comedy career, starting out as a P.A. on the TV show 'Martin', explains how the 90s comedy scene was like Wakanda, details how he was the original host of 'The Kings of Comedy' tour, tells Bernie Mac stories from the 'Life' movie set, and more.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://www.justinhires.com/shopTEXT ME: 727-472-3770 Instagram: ht...
Legendary actress, Wendy Raquel Robinson, talks with Justin about being the TV "Pilot Queen" early in her career, working with Steve Harvey & Cedric the Entertainer, how she landed the hugely successful show 'The Game', dealing with multiple TV cancellations, navigating classism while attending Howard University, starting an acting school after facing difficulties landing work early in her career as an actress, and more. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhires...
Content Creator, Patrick Cloud, talks with Justin about producing content for the popular social media platform 'All Def', dialing down All Def's "blackness" in order for the company to be successful, ownership of social media content, developing 'Roast Me' and 'Dad Jokes', getting celebrities involved with All Def's content, and more.Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/justinhiresMerchandise: https://www.justinhires.com/shopTEXT ME: 727-472-3770 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urbanl...
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