Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
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Then this happened… #ThatWouldBeTHELegend #AndHeSangAllofMe #AndIDied
But I’m getting ahead of myself.  Let me explain. 

I got up at a struggly 4 a.m. on Thursday morn to hop a flight to ATL to kick it with The Steve Harvey Nation and fam for the 2014 Neighborhood Awards.  After a quick venue walk through, a power nap, a glass of pinot and a got-damn 20 dollar room service cheeseburger, I headed back to the GWCC for the Stand-Up Comedy Jam that night.  And I’m glad I did, ’cause-

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
#HalfNakedMen 

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
#NephewTommysAlterEgo
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#AndHisRosePetalShenanigans  

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
Lavell Crawford #SoSaintLouis #BreakingBad
I cried, real tears, and may have pee’ed a little.  If you get a chance, please see this man live. 
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
 #TheEnergy 
After a few hours of sleep, I was back up at a disrespectful 4am this morning, for the live broadcast of the Steve Harvey Morning Show.  They delivered a healthy dose of entertainment, inspiration and advice to a crowd of 8000 people
And folks was way too turnt at 5am… sangin’ and cupid shufflin’ and ish.  #BlackExcellence at its best and I’m glad I didn’t miss it, ’cause-
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014 
the backstage situation with Shirley and Steve
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
the banter between Tommy and Steve 
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The Captain Rushion running ’round running ish… 
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
The Nation #SoHypeTho
credit: Lavan

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014

 The view
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
The @TeamTandy #HisVoiceTho #GoogleHim
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
The laughs
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
The Nephew Tommy

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
photo credit:  Lavan 
And now, because I know y’all so well… more of John.
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
I lost my shit, but not as bad as the first time!  #MyEyesInThatPicTho

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
 He performed live for us this beautiful morning-

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014

 k, last one 🙂 
Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014

 Oh, and me and my new security blanket accessories 🙂 #ThatHatTho #TheHarnessToo  #UrbanOutfittersHeadtoToe

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014

Later Gators,
Nik

p.s. Heading to check out the Family Feud situation and I’ll be right back! And just in case you wasn’t knowin’… you’re gonna want to plan to be here next year!

p.p.s. Shout out to the homies Lavan and Pete for all the amazing shots.  Love y’all!

Backstage at the #NeighborhoodAwards2014
there they go right thurr… #YellowShirts #Werkin’