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‘Killing It’ Star Craig Robinson Reveals His Reasonable Workout Goals on January 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm Us Weekly

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Craig Robinson is trying to stay fit, but his approach is one that anyone — even non-celebrities — can easily follow.

“One of my main goals is to live a healthy lifestyle,” Robinson, 52, exclusively tells Us Weekly‘s 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me feature.

The actor, who stars in Peacock’s rags-to-riches sitcom Killing It, is just trying to make sure he gets moving. “Consistency is key, and my goal is to work out a little every day, even if it’s just for five minutes,” he shares with Us. “Something is better than nothing.”

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Something as simple as walking can improve overall health — and Robinson has plenty of options if he wants extra support on a hike. “I collect walking canes from all over the world — France, Jamaica, Africa,” he says.

Watch Robinson in the first two seasons of Killing It, which are streaming now on Peacock, and scroll down to learn more fun facts about the comedian:

1. I love seeing Earth, Wind & Fire in concert, and I have over 40 times.

2. I earned my undergraduate degree from Illinois State University and a master’s of education from St. Xavier.

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3. I used to be a kindergarten through 8th grade music teacher in Chicago before getting into entertainment.

4. I collect walking canes from all over the world — France, Jamaica, Africa, etc.

5. I love vegan food, but I’m not a vegan.

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6. I’m a Chicago native and love to root for the White Sox and the Cubs.

7. I’m a Scorpio.

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8. I’m in a band called Craig Robinson & the Nasty Delicious. Our next show is at the Troubadour in L.A. on May 8.

9. My favorite hobby is playing the piano.

10. My favorite kind of music is funk and classical.

11. One of my main goals is to live a healthy lifestyle. Consistency is key, and my goal is to work out a little every day, even if it’s just for five minutes. Something is better than nothing.

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12. I had a pet cat named Gidget growing up. I also used to have pet turtles but had to give them up because of my busy travel schedule due to productions.

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13. My favorite pastime is playing Bid Whist, [which] reminds me of my family. And my biggest pet peeve is when people take forever to play their hand in Bid Whist.

14. I am a traveling comedian and on the road 40 percent of the year.

15. One of my first gigs was as MC Hammer in an MTV spoof.

16. The best advice I’ve ever received was from my mentor right before I was about to go on stage for a comedy set. He looked at me and told me, “Don’t be funny.”

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17. If I had to choose someone to play me in a movie about my life, it would be King Bach.

18. I can sing my original song, “Take Yo Panties Off” (from This Is the End), in seven different languages.

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19. I can’t leave the house without Glide toothpaste, ChapStick and dental floss.

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20. I love watching Broadway shows, but can’t get through them without crying.

21. My favorite place to vacation is the Bahamas.

22. I’m currently binging The White Lotus. My favorite character is Armond, the hotel manager from Season 1.

23. My first job was in a law firm as a “gofer” getting coffees, making copies, doing office administrative tasks — or in other words, I was “the office bitch.”

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24. I love to order Pizza Hut Melts from Pizza Hut.

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25. I have a lot of nicknames: Craigory, Craigy, Big Craig, Craigy-poo, C-Money.

Craig Robinson is trying to stay fit, but his approach is one that anyone — even non-celebrities — can easily follow. “One of my main goals is to live a healthy lifestyle,” Robinson, 52, exclusively tells Us Weekly‘s 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me feature. The actor, who stars in Peacock’s rags-to-riches sitcom Killing 

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Rosie Maddox: Rom-Com Wins with Best Screenplay!

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Get ready to applaud because Rosie Maddox, the creative genius behind “Wishing on Stars,” is making waves with her latest triumph as the winner of the Best Romantic Comedy Screenplay Award! Her captivating storytelling has earned her a well-deserved spotlight at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, where her heartwarming screenplay stole hearts and tickled funny bones.

From the bustling streets of Washington to the vibrant cityscape of Seattle, Rosie’s narrative prowess shines as she crafts a tale of serendipitous reunions and unexpected love. With “Wishing on Stars,” Rosie invites audiences on an enchanting journey of rediscovery, friendship, and the magic of second chances.

This isn’t just any rom-com—it’s a testament to Rosie’s innate ability to infuse depth and authenticity into her characters, making them leap off the page and into our hearts. As we eagerly await the cinematic adaptation of “Wishing on Stars,” Rosie continues to captivate audiences with her unique brand of storytelling, proving that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of film.

Join us in celebrating Rosie Maddox’s remarkable achievement and stay tuned for more updates as she continues to enchant us with her magical tales of laughter, love, and the endless possibilities of the human heart. Congratulations, Rosie—you’ve truly earned your place among the stars!

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From the Film Festival Circuit Founder, Mikal Fair:

“Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!”

 

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“Changing Spots”: A Heartwarming Family Journey

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In “Changing Spots,” Lauren L. Owen masterfully weaves a heartwarming tale centered around Lizzie Jennings, a black anthropology student in her mid-30s, and her aging father, Walter. As Walter grapples with the challenges of living independently for the first time, Lizzie steps in to assist him, embarking on a dual mission to help her father become self-sustainable while documenting their progress for her thesis. Through candid interviews and her own camera footage, the story unfolds in a captivating mockumentary style, offering a glimpse into the tender moments and humorous mishaps that define their journey.

Owen, a trailblazing talent in the industry and the first Black or African American graduate of NYU’s MBA/MFA dual master’s degree program, brings her unique perspective to “Changing Spots.” With a remarkable background in producing, writing, and directing, including collaborations with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and notable projects like “BlacKkKlansman” and “See You Yesterday,” Owen’s work is deeply rooted in promoting diversity both on and off the screen. Through her storytelling, she celebrates the bond between black women and their fathers, shedding light on the often overlooked narratives that resonate with audiences on a profound level.

Fun fact: Lauren Owen is also an Associate Producer for the Netflix Original Film, “See You Yesterday,” further showcasing her versatility and impact in the industry.

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As Owen shares her personal connection to the story, drawing inspiration from her own experiences and her playful sense of humor inherited from her father, she invites viewers to embrace the complexities of familial relationships and the importance of staying connected despite life’s challenges. “Changing Spots” serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring power of love, laughter, and shared moments, resonating with audiences of all backgrounds and generations.

Moreover, Owen’s exceptional talent as a writer shines through as she clinched the prestigious Best Comedy Short Screenplay Award at the Houston Comedy Film Festival, further cementing her status as a rising star in the industry. This accolade not only recognizes Owen’s remarkable storytelling skills but also underscores the universal appeal and relatability of “Changing Spots.” As audiences continue to embrace this heartwarming tale, Owen’s win serves as a testament to the enduring impact of stories that celebrate the beauty of family bonds and the journey of self-discovery.

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From the Film Festival Circuit Founder, Mikal Fair:

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Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!

 

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“A Messy Divorce” Named Finalist for Best Dark Comedy Film Award

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Award Winning Filmmaker, Phil Grishayev

Phil Grishayev, a talented filmmaker based in Los Angeles, is making waves in the comedy film scene with his uproarious short film, “A Messy Divorce.” Born and raised in Poland, Grishayev relocated to the United States in his early twenties, where his passion for storytelling and visual arts blossomed. Despite being relatively new to directing and producing, Grishayev’s creative vision and dedication have propelled him into the spotlight of the entertainment industry.

“A Messy Divorce” is not only Grishayev’s directorial debut but also a testament to his ability to breathe life into captivating narratives. The film, originally conceived as a screenplay by Grishayev’s friend Lenar Kamalov, follows the misadventures of a newly divorced couple who accidentally run over a man on the road and hilariously attempt to cover up their tracks. With its clever twists and comedic timing, “A Messy Divorce” has earned critical acclaim and audience praise alike.

Despite its humble beginnings, “A Messy Divorce” has already achieved notable success in the film festival circuit. Grishayev’s screenplay won a prestigious award at SWN, and the film was selected as an Official Entry at the Houston Comedy Festival in 2021. Now, as a finalist for the Best Dark Comedy Film Award at the esteemed Houston Comedy Film Festival, “A Messy Divorce” continues to captivate audiences with its unique blend of humor and wit.

Looking ahead, Grishayev has ambitious plans to expand “A Messy Divorce” into a full-length feature film, showcasing his commitment to storytelling and filmmaking. With his innovative approach and creative flair, Grishayev is poised to make a lasting impact on the comedy genre and beyond.

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As the anticipation builds for the Houston Comedy Film Festival, all eyes are on Phil Grishayev and “A Messy Divorce,” eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winners. In the meantime, audiences can experience the comedic brilliance of Grishayev’s work and witness the rise of a promising filmmaker in the entertainment industry.

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Award Winning Filmmaker, Phil Grishayev, and Hollywood Executive Producer and Houston Comedy Film Festival Director, Roselyn Omaka

From the Film Festival Circuit Founder, Mikal Fair:

Explore the ‘Film Festival Submitter’s Handbook 2024,’ your ultimate guide to conquering the film festival circuit. Whether you’re a filmmaker or screenwriter, this essential resource provides practical strategies to navigate the competitive landscape of film festivals successfully. From crafting compelling titles, taglines, and synopses to creating impactful director’s and writer’s statements, this handbook equips you with the tools to shine in the festival circuit. Learn to develop effective marketing materials, including posters and trailers, and discover the importance of communication and presenting a professional package. With insights tailored to the evolving role of social media and marketing in the film industry, this handbook is your key to festival triumph. Get your copy now and embark on your journey to festival success!

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