The past two weeks have been a whirlwind for Gary Alan Coe. Affectionately known as Gary from Chicago, the husband from the Windy City became a viral sensation after being apart of Jimmy Kimmel‘s Hollywood tour bus skit at the 2017 Academy Awards.
He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about his experiences at the Oscars, why he says Kimmel sold him out and life since then.
How did he end up on the tour bus?
“I was minding my own business and the guy approached me and said it’s free. It was probably one of the most amazing things to happen to me. Especially being in prison for 20 years and being out for 72 hours.”
What are his plans now?
“I’m just trying to get a job. I spent the last two decades of my life in prison for petty theft. They’re making this out to be a plantation in California. I have to get my California ID and social security card. Finding job is mandatory, there’s no way you can’t not get a job.”
Click the link below to hear the entire interview.
Oscars 2017: Awards, After Parties & More
1. Tarell Alvin McCraney and Barry Jenkins1 of 24
2. The cast of Moonlight2 of 24
3. Kat Graham3 of 24
4. Halle Berry at the Vanity Fair after party4 of 24
5. The Wilsons at the Vanity Fair after party5 of 24
6. Tracee Ellis RossSource:Instagram 6 of 24
7. Janelle Monae, Katherine Johnson, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia SpencerSource:Instagram 7 of 24
8. Aldis HodgeSource:Instagram 8 of 24
9. Gabrielle Union WadeSource:Instagram 9 of 24
10. Janelle MonaeSource:Instagram 10 of 24
11. LL Cool J and wife SimoneSource:Instagram 11 of 24
12. Jurnee BellSource:Instagram 12 of 24
13. Octavia SpencerSource:Instagram 13 of 24
14. Charlize Theron14 of 24
15. Denzel and Pauletta Washington15 of 24
16. Halle Berry16 of 24
17. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel17 of 24
18. Mahershala Ali18 of 24
19. Naomie Harris19 of 24
20. Scarlett Johnasen20 of 24
21. Ava Duvernay21 of 24
22. David Oyelowo22 of 24
23. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend23 of 24
24. Taraji P. Henson24 of 24
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(Photo Source: Jimmy Kimmel YouTube screenshot)