One of the main reasons I love interviewing people is that you have the opportunity to be inspired by their backstory. No one just arrived at the top. We all have ups and downs on the way to any dream or goal. In my interview with comedian Maronzio Vance of TV Land's show "Lopez" he revealed that he was homeless and carless for a time in LA. You cannot help but be motivated to stay on your grind after hearing Maronzio's story. He let nothing stop him from staying on his path. If this doesn't inspire you to stay on your hustle I don't know what will. Watch below.
Recently, I sat down with the hilarious Maronzio Vance and discussed his co-starring role on the 2nd season of George Lopez's show "Lopez" which premieres Wednesday March 29th at 10:30/9:30c on TV Land.
Maronzio Vance is a writer, actor, and comedian noted for his comedic timing in his roles for television shows. Vance began his acting career with roles in the series "JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment" (WB, 2001-04) and "Wanda Does It" (2004-05). He also appeared on the television special "Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza" (2004-07) which he talked about in our Studio Q interview. Maronzio continued his comedic performances throughout the early 2000s and the 2010s, appearing on"The Half Hour" (Comedy Central, 2011-15) and "Enlisted" (Fox, 2013-14). He also lent his voice to "Freaknik: The Musical" (Cartoon Network, 2009-2010).
This guy had me in stitches during most of the interview. We covered so many topics including, his beef with Diddy and Bossip, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, why he hates Stay Woke and AF, and Lil Yachty appearing on an episode of "Lopez" this season. And all of it was funny.
I interviewed Yara Shahidi who plays 14-year-old Zoey Johnson on ABC's Black-ish at the NAACP Nominees' Luncheon. Yara also co-hosted the event with her Black-ish co-star, Marcus Scribner. I have loved this adorable actor since she made her theatrical debut in 2009, starring opposite Eddie Murphy in Paramount Pictures' Imagine That, for which she received a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in a feature film category. In December 2014 she won an NAACP Image Award in the category of 'Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy'. And In 2016 she signed to model with New York’s Women Management modeling agency, in hopes of providing a platform to see more women of color in diverse roles. I applaud her parents for raising such a woke girl. She is black girl magic and an excellent role model for young girls.
Check out how Yara had me cracking up talking about how Jenifer Lewis is a constant source of comedy with her ad libs and the improving of half of her lines. Watch below.