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The Mix ANd Serve

A Comedy News Web Series

 
 

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Season 2 Episode 4

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Happy DAMN Halloween! This week we cover: The 2018 Midterm Elections, Saudi Arabia, and a special guest from Yes on Prop 8! We're serving the news with a twist. Drink/Story of the week: Sweet & Sour Ballot! Filmed in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, on Wednesdays, at 8:00pm.

Season 2 Episode 2

Associate Producer-Elisa Vazquez The DAMN news team covers: Hexes put on Kavanaugh in Brooklyn, Voting supression, Kanye's antics and two special guests from Yes on Prop 10! Full interview available on the DAMN YouTube channel. Drinks/Stories of the week: Hexer in the Rye; Mo' Budget Mo' Problems; and the Go Vojito!

Season 2 Episode 1

Associate Producer- Elisa Vazquez Our pilot episode of the season. We cover Voting, UFC fights, Cardi B., and more! Drinks/Stories of the week: In For Life, Go Vojito, and Long Day. Filmed in front of a live audience in Los Angeles, on Wednesdays, at 8:00pm.
 

THE MIX AND SERVE:

1 Part Comedy

1 Part Journalism

1 Part Drinking Games

Shaken vigorously and served all up in ya face!

 

Created By: William Toussaint

 

The Mix and Serve is a live satirical news show that gives millennials, especially young people of color, a platform to get the news while having fun. We take mainstream media news and social media news, mix it together with drinking games, and encourage our audience to booze through the news with us!

The show is filmed Wednesdays at 8pm in front of a live studio audience starting WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10th!

Join the Drunken American Millennial Network (DAMN) Bar as we serve you craft news with a twist!

 
Cast: (l-r) Tress Glenn, Monnie Aleahmad, Morgan Danielle Day, Lina Green, Will Toussaint, Leigh Jones, Céline Tshika, Jonathan Bangs, Alyssa Brayboy.  Photographer: Patricia Beauchamp

Cast: (l-r) Tress Glenn, Monnie Aleahmad, Morgan Danielle Day, Lina Green, Will Toussaint, Leigh Jones, Céline Tshika, Jonathan Bangs, Alyssa Brayboy.

Photographer: Patricia Beauchamp

 

Will Toussaint

Will Toussaint

BARTENDER-ANCHOR, PRODUCER, SERIES CREATOR

Our fearless bartender is an old black man clearly suffering from Benjamin Button disease. No relation. Will was born under a starless night and a blood red moon. When the doctor saw him she just exploded. Right there on the spot. Boom. Doctor parts everywhere. And then his mom handed him a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. While growing up (as a dirty old man) he found trouble dealing with his super powers of regeneration of dead brain cells and the ability to teleport booze into his body with no limits or fucks given. He eventually began to shed his wings and tail that he was born with. Leaving him to look more man than the savage beast he was born as. There’s a lesson in this for us all. Don’t go so long without a toaster if you know you’re going to buy poptarts while piss drunk at 4:20am. The rest is classified. Don’t ask or you will be tagged as a traitor to the Empire. Long live Kendrick Lamar. #DAMNTWINS

Lina Green

Lina Green

BARTENDER-ANCHOR

Half werewolf/Half Snow Leopard. Lina was born on the day of the last full moon eclipse. She is indeed a rare breed. With her mix of journalistic flair and her unpredictable psychic ability, she is not only a great news anchor and bartender but also a force to be reckoned with. There are times where she can feel what is going on in the world by merely closing her eyes. Other times she can sing what is happening in the world and it will happen. With such great abilities she is happy to use her gifts for good and help guide the world from blissful ignorance to informed capitalism. Lina is also an activist and philanthropist. She loves to dedicate her time to feeding the homeless while partaking in the meals herself and playing with underprivileged kids on the playgrounds so they can know what it is like to be in the presence of great untapped power. There is never a time she isn’t poised and graceful, unless she has gotten up on the wrong side of the bed and doesn’t quite know where she is at. She is a modern hero, an avant-garde dresser, a street walker from another time. She is undoubtedly is one of the most intriguing people alive.

Alyssa Brayboy

Alyssa Brayboy

HOSTESS-INTERNATIONAL NEWS, PRODUCER

This kinetic ball of gypsy energy learned she had the Gift of Gab at the tender age of 11 after being kidnapped and returned all in the same day. Her parents paid the ransom for her captors to keep her but they gave all the money to Alyssa and told her to spread her wings and fly far away. From that moment on Alyssa knew she was destined to share her gift with the world one story at a time! She started her journey to LA by bus and quickly made friends with everyyyyoneeeee, they were all so lovely and couldn’t stand the idea of her wasting another moment not sharing her gift that they all chipped in to put Alyssa on a plane, even the bus driver! He called her an Uber and everything! She made it to the airport in no time EVEN THOUGH HER UBER DRIVER WAS A NEGATIVE UNGRATEFUL NO MANNERS HAVING WASTE OF SPACE!!!!!!!! BREATH! Alyssa’s foundation of good fortune keeps following her from place to place as people bless her with money to leave and share her gift in a new city! Alyssa is so excited to make her debut here in LA and give this city a splash of southern charm!

Leigh Jones

Leigh Jones

SERVER-TRAFFIC

Leigh comes from humble beginnings. She got her start in her hometown of West Bumblefuck, USA. Her first breakout role was playing Tinkerbell in her Elementary school’s production of Peter Pan. She was so committed to the part that when she did not receive enough applause from the audience. as Peter begged the crowd to save her life, she made the creative choice to die and stay dead for the remainder of the show. That brave choice forever altered the course of the play and her life, and of course the life of the actor who played Peter. He will never be the same. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has written, produced, and starred in several one woman shows including, A Series of Poor Choices: Tales of a Single, Black Female on Tinder; How am I not Famous Yet?; and Please Help! If I Don’t Pay My Rent This Week, I Will Have to Move Into My ’91 Honda Civic. DM her @Leighs_IG for info and bookings. Serious inquiries only!

Tress Glenn

Tress Glenn

BARFLY- WEATHER

Tress is The Mix & Serve’s fly at the bar. Or what old drunks and hipsters refer to as a Barfly. She dispenses her knowledge and opinions of the environment, both weather and social climate. But, obviously, only if her gin consumption is at sufficient levels. Which is one. One gin. Tress keeps a side-eye and a song ready to drop when you didn’t ask for it. She... she’s bhiuybkioun,mmnlkmplkojipkj;mjghgjfk lk;bololmm

Jonathan Bangs

Jonathan Bangs

BARBACK- SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

A Casanova, a renaissance man, and man of the people. Once in a generation talent. Jonathan is the epitome of humble but confident. Jonathan was born where the light doesn’t shine past the Macedonian hills. Always being a dreamer he found out at an early age he must hide is most envious power, the power to control people without their awareness. Jonathan is simply being a barback to blend in with the rest of his complacent co workers. Will maybe the head of the establishment but everyone knows Jonathan has better fanny pack collection. Be on the lookout of for his folk trap album being released on all digital platforms this winter.

Monnie Aleahmad

Monnie Aleahmad

CORRESPONDENT

Monnie Aleahmad is commonly referred to as an educated and witty individual with the charm and swagger of Denzel... by his mother, that is. Most others would rather not regard him, as paying him any attention would lead to a series of unwanted factoids and stream of consciousness rants that would put a raging demon to slumber. The other side effect of a Monnie interaction is an uneasiness not unlike having a layer of grime under your skin that you just can’t wash off. One part scotch, two parts wikipeadia conspiracy theories, and zero parts interesting; until of course he throws backs enough scotch to become... overly kind and sweet. Like a cake that is undercooked and mostly just frosting. Considering most of his friends were, and probably still are, imaginary, every human interaction will always be unpredictably strange. Monnie hails from Chicago, but has been many places around the world, and also speaks Farsi. This is because nowhere he has ever been has seemed like home, and LA just happens to contain enough weirdos for him to blend in to the tapestry. You can also find him lending his hands to voiceovers, and modeling for many popular songs. He is also the most sought after lead interpretive dance technician on film crews, or as we call it in the industry: Arabesque Boy. He is often uncredited.

Morgan Danielle Day

Morgan Danielle Day

CORRESPONDENT

Hailing from the regal land of diamond tiaras, Giuseppe shoes, tea parties, and Hennessy Morgan Danielle Day is the Duchess of dazzle and all things fabulous. This classy debutante of trap music appreciates the arts and finer things in life and will always carry her manners in her clutch bag along with a glass of the finest cabernet. However, this posh pageant queen has a messy side and if you f*** with her she may unexpectedly morph into a mixture of Oscar the grouch and Cardi B. She has bars and is anything but afraid to use them. Just don’t step on her shoes, be a trump supporter, or try to touch her hair and it’s all good. We don’t want no problems out here in these streets. The Duchess is an actress, dancer, writer and just received her MFA in acting from the California Institute of the Arts. Cheers to being clatchet! classy/ratchet

Céline Tshika

Céline Tshika

CORRESPONDENT

Like few other Congolese women in history, Céline, born in a thatch-roofed mud hut in the bustling city of Kinshasa, was born a witch. Her parents knew her power was too great, and she would be in danger should anyone find out, so her family rode their pet lions to the Congo river and set sail to America for a safer life. However, their reed boat did not follow directions well and stopped in South Africa. For the unenlightened who’ve been failed by the education system: they flew. On a plane. There are planes in Africa. (Céline flew on a broomstick but that’s besides the point.) There she nurtured her powers. The spirits endowed her with the gifts of Math, Science and Logic to help her understand the universe better. Hence, she solved the high-order equation needed to teleport herself to Los Angeles. Although she likes to consider herself a highly intellectual spiritual being, a brandy-and-coke and a good beat swiftly removes the layers, and she unravels into a loud, laughing, dancing uh... the youths would say “ratchet hoe?” She is still conflicted about which side of her is the truth.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: WILL TOUSSAINT, ALYSSA BRAYBOY, CARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS

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