Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Jocko: Finished doing the show, bunch of people like hey Jocko why don’t you come with us we’re going to this bar called Nashville. You’re going to love it, its hunky tonk bar. Now I got all excited because I end tong to hunky in months. Veronica: Jocko Alston is tall, semi dark and funny. Hi I’m Veronica of watchmojo.com and today we’re speaking with a comedian who just says it as it is. Today one of the most requested comments but we’re actually really luck to have you here because at one point you quit comedy. Jocko: When I first start doing stand up I did it for about a year and a half and then I quit. I figured you know I don’t like this blah, blah, blah. I got laid off from my job and the Canadian government was taking care of me and I’m like you know I’m going to get back in the comedy and I got back into it and fifteen years later I’m sitting here in front of you doing this interview online. I walk in there its some kind of red neck river den it’s going on in this place. I need some dedicated people because it actually take the time to dress up for this shit, have you seen them? I mean whether you’re a singer or a dancer or a comedian it’s not like you can go to school graduate and get a job. It’s kind of like a school of hard knox and that’s a lot of people say oh it’s not worth it, you’re not going to do it, blah, blah, blah. I just you know I plugged along and I believe in those people who told me I couldn’t do it, I’m very arrogant and stubborn and I’m like no, no I can do this. They got their hats on and the belt buckle and its shiny boots. The musical come on the like oh Martha that’s our tune. You got the greatest laugh in the world, sweet heart. Veronica: Is there anything that still surprises you about the audience and their reaction after this long? Jocko: I had a woman once pee. There’s no way I’m handling this evenings sober. I know a lot of some booker shooter, this guys just stares at me. Sam Booker what are you gay? Veronica: Your act is very observational humor, you take everyday activities likes dancing in Southern Bar and you just say it as it is. I mean it’s hilarious. Jocko: I guess all comedians to appoint we see things just a little different you know but I am more like you said a story teller. We don’t have those fancies spancy some booker drinks. You got this things we call a prairie fire, you all know it? Yeah fuck you I didn’t know what it was. Balls been in that bar that we really, really shouldn’t be in and we’ve all done technology that we have no idea what we’re doing right you know. So I guess what’s I’m trying to do. Ask yourself this question have you ever, ever kick back a tequila and said to your self you know what this shit just don’t make me gag enough? What can I add to this? I’m kind if a head that I wanted to be so I’m just enjoying the ride. I mean I’m just happy to be doing something that I really love to do. So, I’m a drunk Negro in a country western bar, what could go wrong now? And suddenly this good all boys weren’t so happy to see me like what the hell are you doing out here, this isn’t no Puff Daddy, what the fuck.