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 22
2. The cast of Moonlight2 of 22
3. Kat Graham3 of 22
4. Halle Berry at the Vanity Fair after party4 of 22
5. The Wilsons at the Vanity Fair after party5 of 22
6. Tracee Ellis RossSource:Instagram 6 of 22
7. Janelle Monae, Katherine Johnson, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia SpencerSource:Instagram 7 of 22
8. Aldis HodgeSource:Instagram 8 of 22
9. LL Cool J and wife SimoneSource:Instagram 9 of 22
10. Jurnee BellSource:Instagram 10 of 22
11. Octavia SpencerSource:Instagram 11 of 22
12. Charlize Theron12 of 22
13. Denzel and Pauletta Washington13 of 22
14. Halle Berry14 of 22
15. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel15 of 22
16. Mahershala Ali16 of 22
17. Naomie Harris17 of 22
18. Scarlett Johnasen18 of 22
19. Ava Duvernay19 of 22
20. David Oyelowo20 of 22
21. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend21 of 22
22. Taraji P. Henson22 of 22
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(Photo Source: Jimmy Kimmel YouTube screenshot)