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 16
2. The cast of Moonlight2 of 16
3. Kat Graham3 of 16
4. Halle Berry at the Vanity Fair after party4 of 16
5. The Wilsons at the Vanity Fair after party5 of 16
6. Charlize Theron6 of 16
7. Denzel and Pauletta Washington7 of 16
8. Halle Berry8 of 16
9. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel9 of 16
10. Mahershala Ali10 of 16
11. Naomie Harris11 of 16
12. Scarlett Johnasen12 of 16
13. Ava Duvernay13 of 16
14. David Oyelowo14 of 16
15. Chrissy Tiegen and John Legend15 of 16
16. Taraji P. Henson16 of 16
(Photo Source: Jimmy Kimmel YouTube screenshot)