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Robert L. Hines Makes Appearance on SOUTH SIDE

With the renewal of HBO Max’s SOUTH SIDE comedy series, fans are in for a treat! Comedian and actor Robert L. Hines is among the funny actors and comedians featured this season. The show follows two friends who recently graduated from community college and are now ready to “take over the world.” SOUTH SIDE was filmed in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood giving the audience a real authentic perspective into what life is like living on the South Side.

Known best for his funny spoof viral character “Toby Jones,” and live shows, Hines is among the “greats” of comedy icons. Hines first performance was at the Funny Firm, a Chicago comedy club owned by Len Austrevitch, who would later cast Hines in his first film roles. After his set, Hines met local comedians Bernie Mac, Evan Lionel, Daran Howard, and Shay Shay (Phillip White). Mac and Lionel booked Hines on the spot for their Monday night show at Chicago's Cotton Club, where Hines continued to appear for nearly a year. All four comedians became mentors and friends of Hines. From 1991 to 1996, Daran Howard tapped Hines to perform in his Laugh Fest College Comedy Tour with shows targeted to historically Black colleges. Hines credits Shay Shay with helping him learn to make his comedy more personal, telling Steven Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, "Shay told me I've got to show them my pain.

In addition to touring and club performances (primarily in the Midwest), Hines has made a number of national TV appearances, including BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Comic Justice, and Fox's Uptown Comedy Club. In 1995, Hines was nominated for the Sammy Davis, Jr. Musical Comedy Award by BET's Comic View Comedy Awards TV show.

Hines, has also appeared in Chasing Robert (2007), Assisted Living (2009), and Till Life Do Us Part (2020).

Fans and supporters can expect a year of laughter with Hines. To connect visit his website

Be sure to also follow Robert L. Hines on social media (@Robert_L_Hines) and via Youtube (@Robert L Hines) to never miss a moment. For press/media opportunities and inquiries please contact Shawn at at 786-818-0693.

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