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 21
2. The cast of Moonlight2 of 21
3. Kat Graham3 of 21
4. Halle Berry at the Vanity Fair after party4 of 21
5. The Wilsons at the Vanity Fair after party5 of 21
6. Tracee Ellis RossSource:Instagram 6 of 21
7. Janelle Monae, Katherine Johnson, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia SpencerSource:Instagram 7 of 21
8. Aldis HodgeSource:Instagram 8 of 21
9. LL Cool J and wife SimoneSource:Instagram 9 of 21
10. Jurnee BellSource:Instagram 10 of 21
11. Charlize Theron11 of 21
12. Denzel and Pauletta Washington12 of 21
13. Halle Berry13 of 21
14. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel14 of 21
15. Mahershala Ali15 of 21
16. Naomie Harris16 of 21
17. Scarlett Johnasen17 of 21
18. Ava Duvernay18 of 21
19. David Oyelowo19 of 21
20. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend20 of 21
21. Taraji P. Henson21 of 21
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(Photo Source: Jimmy Kimmel YouTube screenshot)