Rio Scafone, frontwoman for the band Rio and the Rockabilly Revival, joins comedians Mike Geeter and Seth Resler to discuss the seventh episode of Detroiters. They talk about guest star Keegan-Michael Key, acting auditions and the Detroit music scene.
Here’s what they discussed:
-Comedy Central has renewed Detroiters for a second season.
-Rio played Rio Champagne, wife of The Hot Tub King (Steve Higgins), in the Detroiters pilot.
-Keegan-Michael Key is one of the founders of The Planet Ant Training Center, the improv comedy workshop in Hamtramck.
-A scene was filmed at Dequindre Cut.
-When the film industry tax incentives were revoked, Rio was directly affected.
-Is double bourbon and Vernors ginger ale a real drink?.
-Chris Redd plays stand-up comedian Donut.
-The stand-up comedy scene takes place at Bert’s Marketplace.
-Tony Roney is a comedian who produces shows in the Detroit area.
-Rio is the niece of rockabilly pioneer Jack Scott.
-Rio played public defender Linda Stevens on the show Detroit 1-8-7.
-Go see the movie Get Out in a theater.
-Rio played a carny on the HBO show Hung.
-Rio loved acting in the Hallmark movie Smooch and acting with actress Lynda Carter.
-Zach Martina hosts stand-up comedy shows at Third Man Records.
Q: If you mail a letter to the Detroit zip code 48222, where will it go?
A: The middle of the Detroit River.
Food: Bucharest Grill.
Drink: Towne Club Soda.
Entertainment: Fox Theater and The Fillmore.
Listen here: DETROIT VS. DETROITERS PODCAST – RIO SCAFONE