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INTERVIEW BY ADORA NWOFOR
Zainab Johnson a rising Comedian, stars as ALEESHA an Angel on @uploadonprime now on @amazonprimevideo.
"After premiering only ONE WEEK AGO! @uploadonprime GETS A SEASON 2!!! I’ll be dancing like Aleesha all weekend!! So proud of everyone in the cast, our creator, our writers, our producers, our editor EVERYONE!! And thank you to everyone that watched and watched again and told someone to watch...if you haven’t watched yet it available right now only on @amazonprimevideo" - Z.J
Upload is set in a future where "humans are able to 'upload' themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife. When Nathan meets his early death, he is greeted by Nora in his version of heaven. The series follows the two as Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his loved ones, and the alive Nora struggles to stay afloat working her job alongside Nathan in the afterlife.”
Zainab Johnson, a stand-up comedian, actress, and writer is quickly being propelled as one of the most unique and engaging performers on stage and screen. Zainab’s comedy is based on her unique point-of-view, which was shaped growing up in Harlem as one of thirteen siblings in a Muslim family. After getting a degree in Math and taking a job as a teacher, she quickly learned that she had a different calling.
Upload Star @ZainabJohnson did an @instagram Live with Adora for @imherewithmag!
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Published on May 8, 2020
Zainab was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch in 2019, she is currently one of the host for Netflix's new show "100 Humans", she can be seen as a series regular on the new upcoming series from Greg Daniels a half hour comedy titled “Upload” an Amazon original series premiering May 1st, and she made her first late night stand up appearance on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. Zainab had a breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy (2017) and has made appearances on NBC’s Last Comic Standing (2014), Arsenio (2014), BET’s Comic View (2014), AXSTV’s Gotham Comedy Live! and just recently starred in a new web series titled Avant-Guardians. She is a regular at the Improv Comedy Club in LA and the Comedy Cellar in NY.
Zainab has performed in the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as one of the 2014 New Faces of Comedy and returned numerous times since. She also had a breakout performance at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in 2018.
Upload is an American science fiction comedy satire web television series created by Greg Daniels which premiered May 1, 2020, on Prime Video!
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Robbie Amell, star of the new Prime Video series "Upload," makes the case for why you can't miss the latest from "Parks and Recreation" creator Greg Daniels.
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@RobbieAmell stars as Nathan Brown, newly-deceased computer programmer uploaded to the digital afterlife Lake View.
Along with his sister, Robert Patrick Amell started acting when he was just six years old. At sixteen, he started to land theater roles at Lawrence Park Stage in plays such as Louis and Dave, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and The Importance of Being Earnest. The experience brought Robbie to realize that he wanted to pursue a career in acting.
Shortly after choosing to follow acting, he booked the part of Daniel Murtaugh in the major motion picture Cheaper by the Dozen 2, headed by names such as Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Tom Welling and - of whom he played the son - Eugene Levy and Carmen Electra.
Chris Williams stars as Dave Antony, Nora's father.
@chris.williams_ an extremely versatile performer in film, television and on stage, Chris is no stranger to the entertainment arena both on and off camera in both comedy and drama.
As for television, he is in his third season recurring as Hoover on HBO "Silicon Valley" and also on the critically acclaimed FX show "Better Things". Chris was a series regular on CBS "The Great Indoors", NBC "One Big Happy" and on David E. Kelley's series "The Wedding Bells" for FOX and has recurred on the Showtime series "DICE" starring Andrew Dice Clay,"Satisfaction", "Californication", while making his mark as 'Krazee Eyez Killa' on "Curb Your Enthusiasm". He has guest starred on Ugly Betty, CSI: Miami, Hot in Cleveland, Monk, Weeds, and numerous other shows.
As for television, he is in his third season recurring as Hoover on HBO "Silicon Valley" and also on the critically acclaimed FX show "Better Things". Chris was a series regular on CBS "The Great Indoors", NBC "One Big Happy" and on David E. Kelley's series "The Wedding Bells" for FOX and has recurred on the Showtime series "DICE" starring Andrew Dice Clay,"Satisfaction", "Californication", while making his mark as 'Krazee Eyez Killa' on "Curb Your Enthusiasm". He has guest starred on Ugly Betty, CSI: Miami, Hot in Cleveland, Monk, Weeds, and numerous other shows. Chris had also appeared multiple times on Late Night with David Letterman as the angry audience member and has an upcoming self help show "Be a Better Man with Chris Williams" which he created, stars in and produces. Chris has also lent his vocal talents to such animated series as The Boondocks and Word Girl and can be heard on several video games including multiple characters in Crash Bandicoot.
Chris is a successful stand-up, he has performed at several top comedy clubs around the world including: Caesar's Palace, The Improv, The Comedy Store and The Venetian. His innovative routines are included in his character-rich one-man show "Old Blue Eyes Is Black" while also having studied with the Groundlings.
Chris has been coaching other professional actors the craft of scene work as well as improvisation for over 20 years and speaks to children across the nation about the art of performing.
A graduate of Georgetown University, he is a magician's member of the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle) and when not practicing as a 4ht degree black belt master in Tae Kwon Do or running marathons to raise money for the American Diabetes Association and Eye Bank of New York, he is a board member of the charity Special Kids Network. Chris divides his time between Los Angeles and New York.
By: Jonathan Strum
Upload satirizes the power corporations have to commodify and monetize online experiences and products. Product placement ads are common in the afterlife environment. Food choices appear as in-app purchases, and leveling up to more features, new skins, and other game-like add-ons commonly appear with small price tags next to them.
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Andy Allo stars as Nora Antony, a living woman who is Nathan's handler in his afterlife. She turned into his best friend after the upload @andyallo.
Owen Daniels as A.I. GUY, an employee at Lake View who serves multiple functions.
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