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London Brown | Average to Savage EP22


This is the twenty-second episode of the Average to Savage podcast featuring HBO's Baller actor London Brown. Paul Guarino talked with London Brown discussing his start as a comedian, life on the set of HBO's Ballers, and his future in stand up comedy & acting. Follow London Brown https://www.instagram.com/reallondonbrown https://www.twitter.com/reallondonbrown Powered by Ballsy https://ballwash.com/ Use the code PGSPORTS for 15% off

This is the average to savage podcast with Paul Garno. Everyone in anyone, athletes, sweats and much more. This episode is brought to you by balls. The the makers are ball wash. Check out their website at ball washcom. Use the Promo Code PG sports for fifteen percent on. Keep the funk off your junk ball wash. WHAT'S UP, everybody? On back for another episode of the average savage podcast. Our special guests today is London Brown from HBO Ballers London. How's it going? Appreciate you coming on. The shows me everything, everything focus and keeping it right there. Yeah, for sure. I alway died right into it. Could you give us, so the listeners, a brief summary about yourself? And I've been on this quite time and in high school I was the theater and then at the high school, I want to wait to small school and go on to figure it out, and on the ground I was teaching stuff like that I'm doing. Was a fundraiser as a teacher. That there was the school had a fundraiser raise money for the students. This is the principal saw me up to do a comedy to do a comedy show because I was the fundraiser for the kids was the common show. Yea. So she saw me up Utka. This is I think this is what I'm supposed to do, because I fobby felt like I had a place in society before then. Really you know that. Then I was like, okay, I do some of the artistic things, but I would, I really would show my what the group was. But when I found said about the okay, this is this is my my element. So I started working it from there and then work cloth of mics. I was in a club one night did the Hollyway and Prov and when I was there I had to meet Chris Tucker. Basically, and it's a quick server, that is the three minutes to me, Chris tumping. We stayed its contact deformation and I started working on on the row with him for a few years. I did my first few show called the hustle, which was on all you, and then I did the I did that. So shout the Princess Penny, who is the show run up for so scure. I follow ball. Yeah, I just I was with that, with all the ones to lease on that show. A real cray acted along the will plague to do his bay. But you got to show as well we started both we both started on the hustle. Gotcha. So, with that in mind, I was two thousand and fourteen one of my brokers years. I'm right, my count like twenty dollars, man, it's so bucks, and I got a call from a friend of mine telling me the age good was looking for me and I want to going this footballers, and that's kind of where we are with all of it. YEAHS got so growing up, was that your dream to become a comedian and an actor? That was a plan. Yeah, I'm always. I'm always know I was going to be an artist. I didn't initially I thought was going to be like an animated something for Disney.

Got, you know, do something like that, to draw whatnot. But in flymber I enjoyed being in front of people, be Fus, you know, the school plays and all the other look stuff. That was all that was was was there. So from that, you know, just trying to figure it out. But yeah, it's always been there, man, it's always been there. Didn't know how it come about it or when, but I knew I was going to be a hard as for sure. Yeah, just you going back, you started as a comedian. So what was your know you briefly touch on it, but what was your breakthrough like in the acting industry? Really was the first thing you said. I did called the hustle. Yeah, I said, because even though it wasn't feel the smaller network, it was number one. Of you that want and you know even know it was number one to a lot of people don't even know about that. So, but that's so was key, because that directly you know that that guy, he the created these. He had to take a chance on. None of us of actor serious resumes like that. You can like to Google and pull us up, and so for him to take that pick, because the nitty don't run that way. If they know you know like I know, you never been on nothing. We can't pull you up. But that's why I want you for this project, is because nobody knows to appreciate that, and I feel personally that was my real bring through and affirmation I supposed to do. If for sure, I mean that's what that's what anybody needs, just that one shot and then boom. What I was going to do with the opportunity at all, for sure. So how about this? Could you break down what an audition is like for people that never done it. Basically, process is basically like this, which is a representation. Another reason why bother. This super special. But I did really let's say you're a new act, the young I do whatever. You have agents, managers, and so what the industry that the industry sends out, if you will, at that signal. They say Yo, you for I use me. Will it for? Basically Act as WI can play between the age of twenty and late thirt athletic whatever. To me, say something army or funny, well, all the other things that people find me to be, you know, whatever it is Ms. they get there, they get the breakdown and...

...they want to get to want to get to bring down. Send that to the quiet and say they have three black guys under there, that they're represented, and got me to hear more and Chris me and they say, Y'all, good, Chris, he's a little short to hear, is a little heavier or whatever it looked after okay. Then going London, they called me in and I basically will mean reason the part y'all, y'all, think I can do this. I going audition and then after that I leave it all on the table. You know, and I will also say this, Fray. After that is any young actor, whatever new, aspiring do this. Don't be discouraged by these audistance. Yeah, doesn't mean that you're not good. It just means that sometimes it's not. You know what they're looking for. Example of that is is Reggie. I mean, and intially there's nothing about me that is fat. You Know Me. So you all time in yours. Don't get disturbed, keeping and keep the faith, stay focused and you know, in all that good stuff making yo can get discouraged and do all this in yesterday. Okay, I got one this in, and you do as the people think. Once you get a TV show on, you know that number one, at number one, a great thing. Is a field. That's another incredible thing. It's with the biggest star in the world, the rock that's really great thing. And I'm legally show. That's another great thing. But that's not enough to be sitting up here getting comfortable. Yeah, I said, you know, I'm still I'm still on the grind, still audition, I'm still us. I'm still on the you know, working comedy clubs, on the step with such on. But I hope that God to tell the way people talk to me, people think, because I'm on the show like, Oh, it's just it's on in time. Kind of things to be concerned about. I'm not necessarily concern about if I'm pat cool, you know my you know, but it's other stuff. You know it's about. Now it's so dry because if I think, if I be comfortable, I can usually just slip into a thing where I thought, you know, think I've been into myself, would become very surf advertizing and thinking it's about me and I'm I thought, putting people down, all the cities of the people's, all this stuff that people do when they start from themselves and in and all that wildness. All want to be for both about this. But I just know that somebody's going to here and be like Yo, I think that you'll could you want to. So I'm like, Yo, you gotta stay husband did it, you know, hustling the proper way. You know what I mean, and and get it, because just because you want to show and it's number one anuually and it's doing that wants stuff, none of that means nothing. You gotta stay on the grind because just as soon as you be comfortable, you know you done, then for sure you...

...can take it lost in the sauce. So how did you get the part as Reggie? The auditioning and voice, because I've been working all that week. I was dancing the word I used to so I was working as a Corp Awesome on a project and my voice was Horseman, and I went into Hollywood, over in Hollywood, Glob the Cays, a session Hollywood, and I was a horse. I told him, I say, understand what I'm send please, just, you know, get get back with me and and let me know man I again, or whatever you need to do. Yeah, and it was like no, we good. I was, you know, I went in and they they say, Yo, keep playing like this, t play it like that, I like your bed. Yeah, maybe it just and because I went in on the audition as a test being, I was, you know, you know, also like sprincer. If you don't have my friends money, you know things are going to be over for you. And then go that's cool and all, but Yo, just, you know, keep playing a little light to make it funny. And that's when we started to develop ready, which is the annoying God. You know, maybe I'm a friend money man. Yo, done start and they go see, you got a call back and then on. This process was like was literally like two months. Man. I was like the long as all this ser price as I had been in and I was living to do the head and it worked out and you know, all sign credit for it, and I have to make sure I say, I say that with all humility, that you know, God figured this. allmentors. It Ain't no reason. I should have booked the show like balls. But I know representation is a HBO, a feeling, and I'll he's down. These be in the trenches. Look me every sure you know I'm just I'm just a regular dude in the mix, and so put in the beat. For them to mess with me is the Gil Man. Those good other good book. So that's not it came about for sure, and I'm sure you get this one a lot, but are there any similarities between you and your character, Reggie, the loyalty? Yeah, my friend, don't try to pretend you know. I mean, I got you. Whatever you need. Let me know. I'm hold you down. But now if you're not, but yeah, I'm out the way. That's the kind of stuff that I think the attitude. I'm not I'm not ready, I'm not Flash, I'm really keep it for sure. For sure I could. I could tell. So when people run on into your like fans or whatever, they call you Reggie or London, you know it really is. And vest people cool and some people pologize. Don't know what in the world understand. I mean, you know, shout...

...the time turns society. When I first made him, I didn't, but I remember myself that was a big you know that. I don't call me, you know, based on all this other world. You know. So I'm glad people even acknowledge me. For sure, when when someone says like Reggie or something and you're like turned around like the other way. You can't see them, are you? Are you like what's going on, like you know, like you respond now I knowed the knowledge. I'm super at real blending brow. I going in and they'll see you sid of all day. But I know that is I've been on that side where people want to people just want to be a knowledge like they don't know what to say. Sometimes they don't Yo understand. I'm to get a real down to earth I'm approachable, but from there. So overall, what's your experience been like working with the cast of ballers? So, overall, what's your experience been like working with the castle ballers? Everybody's super humble, man, everybody's approachable and something that I can appreciate, because sometimes you can act men. So I'm walking as I'm doing this, as I'm walking, it's walking to about to walk for another one and at the same time, but on the ground, you sis or whatever. That's all good and that and that's what makes the environment super dope as far as working in it, because I know, you know, he goes. Everybody's approaching, everybody's kill. And I know that because when I learned to people who are fans of what I do, he tell me, said your boy such such from the show man. He was cool. Told my good many body cool. We don't get down like that. Man, everybody. We everybody chill. Man With anybody on that you know, if or if you run into somebody on the show and they weren't in good energy, you know that that wasn't that's not I'll go ahead and speak up on them and just say that they just probably having an off day or something, ain't they not like that? Man, and I give an example because I have somebody walk upon me and and not to bring any of you down, but my brother wait, my my brother home real quick. Hit Me. My brother was taking about two thousand and fifteen and I remember I was going through this whole thing in my car one day. I was I'll go graessons dinner and I was going through it. I was crying every single car, and I mean I had I was going to. I mean I was a wreck. And then when I walked to too, I walked to...

...the restaurant, I blush, I read and everything. I Walk to the restaurant and there was a do dare say young man wants to show you might have for get, a photo of puple blood open on the words. We do the photo and everything at but I know that that dude didn't know I was going through it. When his fuck all, I all, he knew that he saw the guy from the show. You want to take a photo, and I took the photo, but I said. I'm saying that to say that if you ever run into somebody, celebrity, whoever did I consider myself to be one quote celebrity, but if you ever run into a you know somebody and they not in the moves take pictures, give him a second chance, don't you? Know, don't start while and I'll calling them whatever you call them, because they you know and because they are entertainment and you pop off like you a minute. You never know what people are going through at the time that. I know that that dude didn't know what I was going through that day. All you know is that you want to get a photo and that was it. He didn't eating know. Good, I just lost my brother and I wasn't even on that page that day. As far as you know, as far as the idea of taking photos, he eating. You know that. But so all of that understand. It's the guys that, I don't want to say celebrities. I'm really see myself that way, but I'm saying that say that you know people that you know, it's own people whatever. Understand the human too, and they're not perfect and none of it it got emotion. They go through what they go through and and work for people. So and I like tell me to be going to all that, to your questions about how people bro Ready and all that stuff, but that's a part of it, though. Hey, you know, I'm just giving you the bad story about now. It's all good. It's a real it's a real stuff right there, the human aspect of it. Absolutely, and congrats on the season getting renewed for a fifth season. And when does that start filming and how long did the seasons usually take? Usually like a few months, and so we start rice bring it next year, something like that. So that's of the breakdown of that and or whatever. The Wayne Free doesn't doesn't. That's when you know, you start with everybody. The whole productions basic your you know. So that that's kind of what what it is for sure. And what's the future hold for you? Are you trying to get into more TV shows, more movies? Not even try to. That's the plan. Yeah, everything I do is it's a gender is. Everything is connected to the next, is connected to the next. Do it and I'm meets. People want to sit down. Yeah, it's all good, but that's the plan is to definitely just keep it together. Auditions, they focus and all that time of St I'm just trying to lock it in state stay with it, for sure. And a few fun questions. What do you want to do in your free time? Said what I like to do, and your free time due to be home. Yeah, I could do if I'm not working. Comedy close they all want to be home.

My lifestyle is always out, always late, so I like being I like being home watching the movie and eating home food. That's yeah, that's what I got to say. I usually see you on your live stream cooking. Yeah, some sort of food or something, for sure. What about yeah, who's your top five comedians? Top Five of the put she's so new. That's a rich I didn't I think I've lost you. Not. Might have to have you reset race resever top five. It would be Richard prior fail, but she's so Neil Martin, Lawrence and buddy my David Arnold. All right, awesome. How about could you give me an oppression of one of those comedians? Let me see. Want to do that. People like is a this when other working with Jad on the show. It's like John Davids. That is they watch them. Yeah, that tell is was on this podcast. Want to say thank you for having me on, interviewing me on the podcast. I appreciate it a lot. It's been a lot going on, but I been watching London on on balls and he's going in ground job and he's there with my son Jade. Jade's been taking all my notes still and all the hooves what he's doing. All right, boom. Yeah, so that was a good one. Well, I appreciate you coming on the show and let people know where they can find you on social media. Please get it with me at Real Lennon Brown, at real and around the Monte right now. So you kids being your city, pull up man, bring some people with you. I appreciate you listen and watching and talking to men. Thank you someone, but yeah, for sure you're the first actor on the show to thank you. Man. That's all right. I'll see you have a good on. This episode is brought to you by balls the meeters, a ball wash. Check out their site for high quality below the belt products at ballwahcom. Don't forget to use the Promo Code PG SPORTS FOR FIFTEEN PERCENT OFF.

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