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From the creator of Family Time and In The Cut, Bentley Kyle Evans, introduces Grown Folks, a half-hour situation comedy about two blue-collar couples who share a duplex while navigating life, marriage and friendship. Grown Folks stars Gary “G Thang” Johnson (Disaster Movie, Moneyball) as a frugal skycap for an international airline, Tracey Cherelle Jones (Don’t Be a Menace to South Central, The Players Club, Baby Boy) as his wife Jillian who’s a pragmatic social worker, Jay Phillips (Semi-Pro, Baby Mama, Prom Night) as zany plumber James and Caryn Ward Ross (The Game, You Take the Kids) as Jay’s stay-at-home wife Brenda. In Honeymooners-esque fashion, the couples deal with all the issues of life in hilarious ways. Grown Folks guest stars include two-time GRAMMY®-nominated singer Durrell “Tank” Babbs, who plays local bar owner Quincy, singer-songwriter and producer Brian McKnight, and comedians Joe Torry, Ellia English and Tammi Mac, among others.
Grown Folks is sure to be a bonified hit and LOL funny however, we wanted to address a serious question as well by asking Gary “G Thang” Johnson does he feel politics is hurting comedians by not allowing them to be as free with their material due to so much political correctness? “I do think politics hurt a lot of comedians because they’re not where they wanna be yet, and they definitely are not financially stable enough to say exactly what they really feel. That’s why football players are walking a fine line when it comes to politics. NBA players are different because their money is guaranteed whereas football players money is not,” says the comedian who is hilarious in his new role. So much so he’s already drawn comparisons to the late Jackie Gleason from the Honeymooners.
Be sure to watch the series premiere on Monday, October 2nd at 9:30 pm EST on Bounce TV.
— Bounce (@bouncetv) September 30, 2017
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