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Coming to the theatres this weekend is the action-comedy Stuber starring Kumail Nanjiani & Dave Bautista! When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life, and his five-star rating.

During the weekend of AwesomeCon 2019, 20th Century Fox had a special screening of the movie at the National Geographic in Washington DC. Some of the DC fans got a chance to not only see the movie but also stayed around for the Q&A Panel hosted by Toby Knapp of Toby + Chilli Mornings – 97.1 WASH-FM. I was on the red carpet and talk to the two stars about the movie!

Let’s start with Kumail because he plays an Uber driver, and I’m a former Uber driver.

KN: Oh, really?

Yes I am. So I want to know, do you have any advice for future Uber drivers?

KN: Well, YOU should have advice for future Uber drivers.


Did you watch the movie?

Not yet. (Editor’s note: I have seen the film after the red carpet.)

KN: Oh, ok. I wanted to see if it was an accurate depiction of what it was like. Did you like being an Uber driver?

Yes, I did.

You did?


The Q&A Panel for the action-comedy “Stuber” with stars Kumail Nanjiani & Dave Bautista. Toby Knapp of 97.1 WASH-FM moderates the panel. Photo by Renita Clarke

KN: Ok, so I would say just have fun doing it, right?

Dave Bautista: Could you critique him as an Uber driver?

I may have to after the movie.

KN: After the movie, yeah.

Now Dave, welcome home since you are from the DMV. Now you have been an inspiration to people who have followed your career from your humble beginnings to wrestling to acting. So I wanted to know for the people who are listening and watching out here who want to be like you, what’s the best advice you want to give them?

DB: (jokingly) Don’t be like me. (laughs)

DR & KN: (laugh)

DB: If I could say one thing that they could follow in my footsteps and be, is a person who really just pursues things they’re passionate about. Everything else has really been kind of a side effect…the success I’ve had has just been a result of pursuing things that I’m passionate about.

Order your tickets to see Stuber and give it a 5-Star Rating THIS FRIDAY!