HAPPY HOUR is a cocktail-fueled 60 minutes of random conversation with folks who have nothing in common, other than being New Orleanians in a bar. Featuring extraordinary New Orleans musicians playing live, host Grant Morris and sidekick deluxe Andrew Duhon.
Riot Mueller is a comedian, among other things.
They include non-Jewish lesbian, lapsed Catholic, ardent believer in God, member of First Grace Methodist Church, host of The Moth, and 50% of the comedy duo Pitts & Riot. You'd think that would would be a fairly full description of a person. And it might be for most people. But that litany of qualities doesn't even scratch the surface of what its like to hang out with Riot for an hour.
Riot was recently at work when Malia Obama dropped by. Which is a weird coincidence because Blake Stanfill's cousin took Malia to her school prom.
Blake is also a lapsed Catholic as well as an ex-Sunday school teacher, sometime-freestyling, fifth generation New Orleanian, father of 3, and business exec at consultancy, Trepwise.
Jessica Franklin was a part of Happy Hour, in spirit. She never showed up, but that didn't curtail conversation about her.
This Happy Hour is yet more proof, if you needed it, that even total strangers in New Orleans are never stuck for conversation - even without knowing how many Beatitudes there are, or what Jesus was doing in the desert for 40 days.
Oh, yes, Kavoski. Well, that's a name we don't use.