Co-Hosts Gabrielle Ruiz and Pallavi Sastry invite podcast listeners to join in on the meaningful conversation with Corbin Bleu and Sasha Clements as they discuss the importance of strong friend groups as a couple as well as separately, platonic love and more.
Corbin Bleu is and actor, model and dancer but he is best known for his role as Chad in the original High School Musical Movie. Sasha has found success in many acting roles but is best known as Kiki Kincaid form the sitcom Majority Rules!
In this special live show of ‘What Are Friends For’ Corbin and Sasha dive into the pointlessness of Valentines day as well as the importance of strong friendships. Sharing insight to navigating friendships while married, sharing friend groups and the importance of platonic love in all relationships.
That’s the premise of Crazy-Ex Girlfriend star Ruiz and Sastry’s ‘What Are Friends For’ Live Shows, occurring once a month exclusively for WAFF’s Patreon subscribers. With guests, the co-hosts and best friends tackle many friendship topics and lead discussions on what it will take to nurture and grow platonic relationships in a socially distanced world; Whether near, far or 6-feet-apart. During the Live Shows, Ruiz, Sastry and guests interact with the ‘chat room audience,’ opening the door to make a new friend connection. At the end of each Live Show, Ruiz and Sastry (recently seen on Blue Bloods) ask guests “What Are Friends For?”, leading to soulful and hopeful allegories splashed with comedy and gratitude.
“We think that the skills and tools we use to build romantic relationships are the same skills we should be using in friendships. We wanted to use this platform to talk about the joyful parts and the sometimes uncomfortable conversations that come with keeping strong friendships,” the two friends explain.
Live Show subscription and schedule available only on What Are Friends For Patreon channel.
‘What Are Friends For’ weekly podcast episodes have included guests Javier Muñoz (Hamilton), Daniel J Watts (Tony Nominee, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Kelli O’Hara (Tony Winner, The King and I), Melissa Barrera (In The Heights the Movie), Carly Hughes (Pippin, The Christmas Edition and new holiday EP Mistletoe & Carly), and others. Season 3 of the podcast is right around the corner and will include guests Frankie Grande, Amanda LaCount, Megan Hilty and many more. The latest episode of What Are Friends For is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Follow WAFF on Instagram @waffpodcast.
Executive Produced by Team Access Productions and Fast Nickel, Inc. Supervising producer is Philip Pisanchyn, consulting producers are Megan Densmore with Rose Harwood.
Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/waffpodcast
Official Website link: https://www.waffpodcast.com/
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