In this week’s episode of the Black Girl Nerds podcast, we welcome actor Lonnie Chavis and comedian Dina Hashem.
Segment 1: Award winning actor Lonnie Chavis, known for his role as young Randall Pearson on the hit TV show This Is Us, is set to star in the upcoming film How I Learned to Fly (coming to theaters Dec 1st) In this touching story, Lonnie portrays a teenage boy who is high functioning on the spectrum. The film explores themes of brotherhood, friendship, tragedy, and triumph, offering a heartfelt and authentic portrayal.
Segment 2: Dina Hashem has a new special called Dark Little Whispers, which premieres on Amazon Prime on November 10th and is Executive Produced by fellow comic Sam Morril.
In this much-anticipated breakout hour of comedy, Dina discusses everything from death threats and existential dilemmas, to relationship problems, quiet people, and her upbringing as a first generation Arab-American. Dina is also a writer on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and she will be heard voicing the recurring character “Lamby” on Comedian/Actor Ramy Youssef’s upcoming animated Amazon series #1 Happy Family USA with A24 where she will additionally serve as a writer.
Music by: Sammus
Edited by: Jamie Broadnax