Diallo Riddle got his start in television as a writer on“Chocolate News” for Comedy Central. He went on to write and perform for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” from 2008-2012, arriving three months before the show premiered and as one of only 5 writers. Some of the stand-out segments he wrote included Slow Jam the News featuring Barack Obama, and the first three editions of A History of Rap with Fallon and Justin Timberlake.
Audiences have grown to love him playing Stevie on the NBC comedy series “Marlon” alongside Essence Adkins, Marlon Wayans and Bresha Webb. Now he just got the green light for his new series “South Side” which will air on Comedy Central.
I got a chance to chat with Diallo about working with Marlon. He also clears up any misconceptions about his new series and more.