Diallo Riddle is a versatile talent in the entertainment industry, known for his work as a director, writer, actor, showrunner, producer, and not to mention DJ. Alongside his creative partner Bashir Salahuddin, Riddle has launched numerous critically acclaimed projects through their production company, J30 Studios. Their Emmy-winning variety comedy series Sherman’s Showcase, executive produced by John Legend, returned for its highly anticipated second season in 2022, featuring celebrity appearances and earning widespread praise. Riddle holds the titles of co-creator, executive producer, and star on the series. Additionally, Riddle and Salahuddin created, wrote, and starred in the HBO Max series South Side, offering an authentic portrayal of life on Chicago’s south side. The show has received critical acclaim and achieved a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Riddle’s directing work on South Side earned him an NAACP Image Award in 2022.
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