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Quddus answers questions he was asked on Twitter and Facebook. Subjects range from his most memorable interview to his first kiss.
I got a text from Chris literally 5 minutes after I booked my flight to New York. He was inviting me to see his play on Broadway if I happen to be in the city. His timing couldn’t have been better. Considering I hadn’t seen a Broadway production since Denzel Washington did the revival of Julius Caesar in 2005, I was definitely due for some theater. It’s also not every day you get to see a play entitled The Motherf*cker With The Hat that’s nominated for 4 Tony awards.
The cast is filled with some of my favorite actors like Bobby Cannavale, Annabella Sciorra and to see Rock on stage like that was awesome. The play is an incredible mixture of comedy and emotion. Within seconds it’ll go from something that’ll have you laughing out loud to something so intense you wonder if they’re acting.
The night I went there was a particularly suspenseful moment. In between scenes an announcement was made that the show would need to take a 10 minute break, although there wasn’t an intermission scheduled. 10 minutes later the announcer came on again asking if there was a doctor in the building. Turns out Bobby was so into what his character was going through that he banged his head into a wall backstage. After they patched him up, Bobby opted to continue with the show and gave one of the most passionate performances I’ve ever seen.
Getting to see something like The Motherf*cker With The Hat really raised the bar for what’s entertaining. It’s inspired me to get back to my roots in theater to put up a play of my own..
Besides all the red carpet fun, Quddus also got to talk with all the winners, fresh off the stage, to talk about their speeches and what actually went into their success.
Quddus talks with Tito Ortiz about how he got beat, Frankie Muniz about why he prefers racing to acting and Stephen Moyer about how flipping his car might lead to his wife Anna Paquin smacking him around.
It seems like you can get everything online these days and even Coachella streamed performances from the festival on Youtube but there’s nothing quite like being in that crowd and having the experience so I figured I’d share mine with you.
The first thing you’ll notice when you get to the grounds are the amazing art installations between the stages.
Some of the people you get to vibe with at Coachella are amazing.
The Sahara stage had light grids above the audience that were synced to the music and each one had there own patterns going which made for some pretty incredible eye candy.
Didn’t expect to see a Yoda backpack there but anything goes at Coachella.
Gotta beat the heat out there in the desert and this girl gave the crowd a good hosing at the Do Lab stage.
This guy Nelson tore his ACL just before Coachella and still made it out!
The most incredible thing about being at Coachella is the energy of so many people enjoying all kinds of music together. This moment I filmed at the end of Mumford and Sons set is a prime example.
Highlights of the purple carpet premiere of Never Say Never.
Thanks to Livestream.com for the footage.
Quddus hangs with Travie McCoy on his tour bus and finds out what touring is really about.
Quddus talks with Melanie about her Grammy experience and some great advice she got from her mom.
Quddus and Taio chat about making hit songs and what Taio’s doing with American Idol.
David Banner tells Quddus the incredible story of how Sam Jackson became his acting coach.