Thanks to the coronavirus, comedians are now trapped at home like the rest of us, so we decided that while we’re all self-quarantining, we’d do something a little different from our usual “Follow Friday” column. Instead of interviewing up-and-coming comedians we love on Twitter, we’re going live on Instagram every week to check in on some of our favorite people in comedy and get a firsthand look into how they’re handling the pandemic. So welcome to our new version of the column, now titled “Follow (From a Safe Distance) Friday.”
This week, I, at long last, sat down with the Lucas Brothers (Lucas Bros Moving Co, HBO, staying loyal to the WWE) for a virtual chat about how they’re doing at a time like this. They discussed their best Halloween costumes, told us all about their upcoming film Judas and the Black Messiah, and shared their thoughts on whether fraternal twins even count as twins (spoiler alert: No). They also spent some time getting deep with me about the state of being a Black American and what talking about our experiences and history means for the future: “If we don’t talk about it, who knows what could happen to us. It’s life or death for us, so we have to keep talking and keep these stories relevant. We have to make sure people know our history.”
You can find the Lucas Bros on Instagram at @thelucasbros.
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