TBH Special: "East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player" Exclusive Interview

Don Reed has seen many things in his lifetime. And as a teen, he went from being a straight-laced, God-fearing, pavement pounding church boy to a Son of a Pimp.

Reed has performed and written for film, television and theatre. His work on an HBO special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of Bill Cosby and led to the creation of a guest-starring role for him on “The Cosby Show.” Don went on to play the recurring role of Chip in “The Cosby Show” spin-off “A Different World” and was recently in "Bee Movie Shorts" starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Reed came to Laney College May 7th for an exclusive interview with The Black Hour. He talked about growing up in the 1970's in Oakland. He talked about his experiences in the entertainment industry; from his start with Robert Townsend, voice overs and writing for sitcoms, to directing for the big screen and stand-up. He laced us with some game on how up-and-coming artists can get in on the entertainment industry.

His one-man show, "East 14th: True Tales of a Reluctant Player" is based on his life, and the characters he knows.

The show runs May 8 through June 14 at The Marsh in San Francisco. Learn more about the showEast 14th online. If you are interested in Reed's entertainment advertising work, check out Reedliculous.

And be sure to come back to TheBlackHour.com to check out that exclusive interview.

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