Movies, music, TV, arts and entertainment, straight from Southern California.
Hosted by John Horn
Airs Weekdays at 3:30 p.m.

Ramy Youssef finds the humor in being Muslim




Ramy (Ramy Youssef) and Steve (Steve Way), in the Hulu series,
Ramy (Ramy Youssef) and Steve (Steve Way), in the Hulu series, "Ramy."
Barbara Nitke/Hulu

Listen to story

26:34
Download this story 25.0MB

On today's show:

Mining his life for laughs

(Starts at 8:00)

Soon after he began performing stand-up comedy, Ramy Youssef realized that getting honest and personal with his material would be what set him apart. It's also what's led to his new Hulu series, "Ramy," a fictionalized version of his life growing up in New Jersey as a practicing Muslim and the son of Egyptian immigrant parents. (In the show, his father is Egyptian and his mother is Palestinian.) Youssef spoke with The Frame about how he got started acting and doing stand-up, and the conversations he hopes "Ramy" sparks when it premieres April 19.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4Ek09B9YaY

Remembering Nipsey Hussle

(Starts at 1:00)

The rapper's memorial celebration is being held today at Staples Center. John Horn gets a briefing on the proceedings.

A strong cup of Chai

(Starts at 19:30)

Chai is an all-girl band formed in Nagoya, Japan. Through infectious music and lyrics about body positivity, they’re spreading a philosophy they call, Neo Kawaii — or "new cute." They’re currently on a U.S. tour for their latest album, “Punk.” Before a recent L.A. show, the four members — Yuna, Yuki, Kana, Mana (and their translator) — spoke with The Frame's Jonathan Shifflett about their new music, influences and pre-show rituals.

https://youtu.be/YoCOh2r6ML0