Podtalk: Series Co-Creator Diallo Riddle on Season 3 of ‘South Side’

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CHICAGO – One the brightest comedies set in Chicago is “South Side,” created by Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle. The series began on Comedy Central and moved to HBO Max, and Season Three began streaming on December 8th, 2022, with the same free-wheeling and hilarious misadventures of Simon and Kareme.

The two lead characters (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, with Diallo Riddle portraying Chicago Alderman Allen Gayle.

Season 3 of ‘South Side’
Photo credit: HBO Max

Diallo Riddle is a writer, producer, actor and DJ who broke through as a scribe 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 lately he’s been working for Warner Bros. Television with creative partner Bashir Salahuddin.

In Part One of a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, “South Side” series co-creator Diallo Riddle talks Season 3 …

In Part Two, on Harvard, history and State Dinners …

From Zoom, Diallo Riddle on “Diablo” and “South Side” co-creator Bashir Salahuddin …

CLICK HERE for Diallo Riddle on Season 2 of “South Side,” in a Zoom interview by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com.

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

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