Ideas, inspiration and insights delivered to your inbox weekly!

Join the thousands of thinkers who get our content first.
  • Active Promo Codes
    Cart Items
    None
    Processing fee ($3.00 per ticket)
    $0.00 (0 tickets)
    Discounts
    $0.00
    Total
    $0.00
    proceed to checkout
    for additional order detail, or to apply free tickets, click here
    *Your shopping cart will expire after 15 minutes of inactivity

    How Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle Broke into Comedy

    "South Side" creators Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle talk with Brian Babylon about Chicago humor, their writing process, and their journey to success.

    Brian Babylon
    Comic & Radio Host
    Bashir Salahuddin
    Emmy-nominated Actor, Director, Writer & Producer
    Diallo Riddle
    Emmy-nominated writer, actor, producer, and show-runner.

    More Videos From This Event

    How To Make An Impact
    Have ideas? Find out how we are affecting change in our communities and how you can join one of our programs
    Learn More

    Join the Newsletter

    Join the newsletter and stay up to date on events and action items.

    Virtual Event

    Bringing the South Side to Life with Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle

    Brian Babylon
    Comic & Radio Host
    Diallo Riddle
    Emmy-nominated writer, actor, producer, and show-runner.
    Bashir Salahuddin
    Emmy-nominated Actor, Director, Writer & Producer

    Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle want to show you how funny Chicago is. 

    In their acclaimed Comedy Central show, South Side, they bring to life a particular brand of Chicago humor as they chronicle the day-to-day lives of two South Side residents trying to make it big in business while working at a rent-to-own shop (a narrative they can relate to). 

    In this special program—an extension of their groundbreaking podcast collaboration "South Side Stories"—these two powerhouse comedians will explore their idiosyncratic process, how Chicago’s unique brand of humor impacts the show, and how South Side mirrors their own journey to creative success.

    For Access to the event, copy and paste the following link into your browser at showtime: https://www.chicagoideas.com/watch-bashir-and-diallo. Reservation is preferred, although no ticket will be needed. Please email us at tickets@chicagoideas.com with any questions.

    Upcoming Events