Chicago native, writers to air Englewood-based sitcom, ‘South Side’


Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, are creators and writers for the Chicago-based sitcom ‘South Side,’ set to premiere on Comedy Central on Wed, July 24. (Photo by:  Sean L. McCarthy/The Comic’s Comic.)

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah

The windy city’s Englewood neighborhood will be aired in a Comedy Central sitcom entitled ‘South Side’ on July 24.

The series, created by Harvard graduates, Bashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle, will reflect a satirical portrayal of the workplace environment of a rental store on the city’s South Side, according to an article by the Chicago Sun-Times. Salahuddin, a Chicago South Side native, said the show will offer a positive and realistic perspective of the city’s culture. 

“We are putting actual Chicago people in the show,” Salahuddin said in an article with the Sun-Times. “I want to show you people who live here. What you see on the screen is what you see on the street. We really do work hard to make sure the prism is correct.”

Salahuddin and Riddle, who were notorious for writing skits for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will be part of the cast, along with some of their friends and family. Several guest stars will also be featured on the show, including “Lil Rel” Howery Nathaniel “Earthquake” Stroman,  LisaRaye McCoy, Kel Mitchell and Ed Lover, the Sun Times reports.


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