It's Mister JB Smoove to you... Ask Me Anything Fools!
JB SMOOVE aka Leon Black from Curb aka Crown Royal Man Vanilla and Apple aka One-Stop from Barbershop aka Real Husband of Hollywood aka Trucky from Pootie Tang aka Dr. Ray De Angelo from GTA, husband, lover, father, brother, son, and natural fool.
Get out and grab The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool (https://www.amazon.com/Book-Leon-Philosophy-Fool/dp/1501180711). It's good bad advice. Leon Black... He ain't wrong... he just ain't right - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFD96n250Ik
Love you guys ask me anything that will help you get your shit together!!!
I love both!!! This car chair is a fuck machine!!!! LOL!!!
WTF is a-jak-a-lit??
One of my favs!!!!
Huge fan of you as Leon in Curb. I got two questions:
Do you see yourself becoming more like Larry or is Larry becoming more like you as time goes on?
What’s your ideal breakfast?
Leon is rubbing off on Larry... shrimp and grits!
Any funny stories from the set of Pootie Tang? I have to imagine working so close with Chris, Louis, Wanda, etc.. must have been ridiculous.
Crazy ass movie... Wanda was funny as shit!!!
Hey JB. On Curb, was Leon's character originally conceived as a recurring role, or was it a one-off for the "Meet the Blacks" arc that just kind of evolved into a main character due to the obvious chemistry that you have with the other cast members?
I gotta get that answer from Larry and the producers. I do believe you make a job. You give 200 percent and things come. I always go hard.
Hey. What is your favourite Curb or Leon quote?
Someboy gotta get fucked up Larry!!!
Love your work JB, the combination of Leon and Larry is genius. Have you ever seen Larry get into a real life awkward situation?
Yes indeed. Always. Especially at parties. He was the first one to arrive at my big birthday party. Too damn early!!! Hilarious! Then complained that I was late to my own party. SMDH!!!
Outside of Larry, who on the show makes you laugh the most?
Funkman!!!! He is amazing!!! Great guy. A lot of great stories too!!
How exaggerated is Larry's character? Is he at all like that off camera?
He's not that bad but interesting dude.
Hi. What has your experience been like working with Larry David?
Amazing guy since we me at the audition!!!! I talk a lot of shit to him. He loves it!!!
JB, you are the best on Curb!!!
Do you do any writing for the show or just acting? And/or how much of it is improv?
Just acting... with curb though all the dialogue is improvised... so i guess its kinda like writing for your character!!
What was the hardest line in Curb to deliver with a straight face? Your delivery is hysterical. Cheers!
When I know Larry doesn't know what the hell I'm talking about!! That dude never heard of "Get in that Ass' in his life!!! Funniest face the first take Ive ever seen!!
Is Larry David dating anybody?
Don't know... Would love to double date with him to see his moves.
Hi! Who's been your favourite guest star to appear on Curb?
Jerry and the crew... the Seinfeld Season!!!
Hey, JB! What’s the best curveball you’ve thrown at Larry and/or another cast member while improving and vice versa? Also, how do you keep yourself from laughing? Any tricks? Great job, as always, this season!
I try and give Larry something new he didn't know about Leon every time we shoot. Gotta be the first episode this season when I slipped in that I did a porno constipated!!!
Hey JB, if Leon ever got his own spinoff show what would you like it to be about?
A prequel would be amazing... Where did Leon come from? Life before he came to Larrys door.
What's the craziest thing you've ever done while consitpated in real life?
Hey JB! You've been the best addition to Curb since you joined. I've read there's basically no set script on set, so how do you prepare for each scene?
Also, what's your favorite sushi roll?
I don't. I get to set put my Leon outfit on and ask the writers whats the scene about. The freedom feels amazing.. no memorizing lines.
which production had the best food, and what was the weirdest thing you've seen a fellow performer eat voluntarily?
When I did Mr Deeds!! Thanks Adam!! Amazing!
Hey Dr. Ray, big fan! How's Cheryl?
Great lady!!! She has her issues but still great lady!! GTA all day!!
What music do you have in heavy rotation right now?
Old school music guy!! I was bumpin Big daddy Kane today!!
What percentage of JB Smoove would you say is in Leon Black? Also, favorite Knicks player of all time?
I always say... Theres a lot of Leon in JB (maybe 45 percent) but no JB in Leon. Crazy right?
Is “lampin” a real thing or did you make that up for the show?
It is a thing... it has been for years. Maybe early 90s. Have you ever heard Cold Lampin?
Hey JB! I'm a teacher and was wondering if you could come in and start answering our phones for us? We need someone
Also, favorite basketball team?
Would love to... set it up!! Knicks fan all day... give us time!!
Have you any stories/memories from shooting Pootie Tang?
I remember it was hot as shit in New York and that silk ass shirt Trucky had to wear was sticking to my chest skin all damn day!!! Plus the pay was low!! You gotta start somewhere I guess!!
Did the cast think the movie sucked or was going to be a hit? (I think it's a classic but can also understand why some others don't get it.)
We loved it! Laughed our asses off!! I think thats with any movie or actor... some folks don't get it. And its all good.
JB! My guy, what is your ideal thermostat temperature?
82 is mine!!!
Hey, do you ever stay in character when approached on the street?
When they beg for it I give it to them... Leon lives!! A little good bad advise from him makes their day!!
My question is 'What da fuck is goin on, Larry?'
LOL!!! Love it!!
What has been the most challenging scene in curb for you to film? And by challenging it can be whatever be it struggling not to laugh or struggling for the right jokes in the moment
Oh Snap!! Sometimes I go too hard. Leon is a outspoken character. I don't ever want him to come off the wrong way and I always want his views to differ for Larry's but still be funny! So I guess its always a challenge.
Who has been the easiest director to work with in your career?
Keep up the great work.
Camron Crow!! Did We Bought a Zoo!! He plays music to set the tone for scenes and communicates so well with what he needs from his actors.. Matt Damon was cool as shit too.
hey man love your work bro what would you say the possibility is of you getting a spin off?
How amazing would that be... only thing is there is a certain energy and chemistry that Larry and I have on set that cant be matched. Maybe it is what it is. Still would be fun to cross that bridge.
We've all seen LD on screen but what's real life Larry like? He always seems to be playing a character in his shows and movies but what's he actually like - in the most raw, personal way?
Very nice guy... although I wouldn't recommend rolling up on him for a hug!!
How often are you recognized in your everyday life? Do people yell Leon quotes at you?
All the time!! Happy people dig the character!!! Just hate when Im on a long flight to NY and some dude next to me in first is referring to me as Leon the whole damn flight.
Are you looking for investors for your all-day cigarette?
Yes!!!! We are also looking at doing cigars and condoms...
Hello Dr. Harris,
Did you ever reconnect with your Father?
Hey JB, thanks for doing this. What's the most common quote people like to yell at you when you get recognized? How often do you do stand up sets? Can you come to Tampa Improv soon?
Most common is Thats how I Doozit, Get in that Ass and Bring the Ruckus!!
Always on the road. Tampa soon.
how is larry in real life is he cool or stuckup?
Cool guy. Just don't or say anything stupid that would make an episode.
Huge Curb fan! JB what is your favorite episode that you wish you could have made an appearance in?
Wish I was around with Crazy Eye. Amazing season!!
How was working with Tom Holland in that Audi commercial?
That kid was amazing. Who wouldn't want to be a Marvel hero? I get along with British peeps.
Hey JB! Are there any pictures of you in your theater attire from when you went to see Larry's show?
Sadly, it was just a bit!!
How important was Def Comedy Jam to you and your contemporaries?
Very important. It was a amazing time for comedy as well as the edgy raw comedy and no one was excluded. Funny is funny!!
Hi. What has been your favourite Curb scene to film so far?
They all have their moments. "Get in that ass Larry" I love
JB! As someone who discovered you on Curb but just found out you were on Def Comedy Jam. Do you have any real x rated stories form back in those days?
None that i can tell you online... those guys are still friends.
What's one thing people are often surprised to know about you?
That I do so much for anti bulling and big Boys and Girls club alum!! Also.. love PB&Js everynight
Mr. Smoove, how important is a good suit? Do you have any stories of how you were treated differently because you were dressed up?
BTW - loved you in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee!
Verrrrrry important!!!! First impressions. When you get with a lady and you gotta get neatly undressed they find it sexy!!!
Thanks I love cars!! Got a 68 Lincoln!!
Thanks for the reply!
Any style tips for us internet peeps?
Accessorize!! Pick colors that pop your skin tone. Suit jackets with a flower in the lapel. Conversation pieces.. a dope watch. There are no rules.
What is your favorite restaurant in the Los Angeles area to eat with Larry David?
I Love Craig's on Melrose ave.
Can you read me a bedtime story?
How clean does it have to be?
JB! How's it going? My question for you is this: What is the biggest thing that you and "Leon" have in common?
Going great!! The biggest thing... We are both chocolate. Honestly we are both outspoken we our own way. He's a bit more extreme. Im just aggressive in my business matters.
JB big fan! How long does it take to get through a scene with Larry? I mean it must be hard to commit to one take, or even get a whole take down without laughing.
I try not to break. The king of breaking is Larry. Only if its so damn funny that we cant get through it do I break. For the most part Im good.
Around two years ago, a video of you dancing heel-to-heel with somebody at a sunny, summer family gathering surfaced on Vine. The song that you were dancing to has been stuck in my head since then. Do you by any chance happen to recall what the song was?
What was I wearing? I do love music though!!!
Shorts and a t-shirt and – of course – sunglasses! The guy you had a dance-off with did, too.
Huge Curb fan. What's your favorite Curb scene you've done? Mine is "Get in that ass, Larry."
Honorable Mention to "She didn't come upstairs because she was coming downstairs."
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