Via Zoom: Diallo Riddle on Season Two of ‘South Side’ on HBO Max

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CHICAGO – One the brightest comedies set in Chicago is “South Side,” created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. The pair moved the show from Comedy Central to HBO Max, and Season Two dropped for streaming on November 11th, 2021, with the same free-wheeling and hilarious misadventures of Simon and Kareme.

The duo (portrayed by Bashir’s brother Sultan Salahuddin and Kareme Young) are stuck in a dead end job with a rental company in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, and are constantly coming up with entrepreneurial “opportunities” to get their piece of the American dream. Both creators of the show also have roles, most prominently Bashir as CPD Officer Goodnight.

’Southside,’ Co-Created by Diallo Riddle (inset on wall)
Photo credit: HBO Max

Diallo Riddle is a writer, producer, actor and DJ who broke through as a writer on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” From that launching pad he worked on several series, including “The Maya Rudolph Show” as writer, “The Last O.G” and “Sherman’s Showcase” as producer/writer, plus “Marlon,” “Silicon Valley” and “Black-ish” as actor. In his work with Fallon, he co-wrote for President Barack Obama with “Slow Jam the News,” and he just was signed to Warner Bros. Television with creative partner Bashir Salahuddin.

In an interview via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of, Diallo Riddle – the co-creator of “South Side” – talks Season Two and writing comedy for President Obama …

South Side is currently streaming on HBO Max. Featuring Sultan Salahuddin, Kareme Young, Diallo Riddle, Quincy Young, Chandra Russell and Bashir Salahuddin. Created by Diallo Riddle and Bashir Salahuddin. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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