The real Mr. Panos “has never dated a Greek girl.” We were surprised too, but these are the words of Yannis Pappas who opened his house and his heart to Greek reporter in a tell all interview.
The comedic mastermind behind one of the most popular Greek web characters ever created talked about how he came up with the idea for Mr Panos, revealed that the character has a lot of his mother’s traits and admitted that he refused to go to Greek school. The Greek-American writer, performer and producer has done several shorts, commercials, and of course a lot of stand up comedy. Lately Mr. Panos has gained attention from many powerful Hollywood Greeks and -you never know- he may come into a theater near you soon. Yannis has also gained thousands of fans through Mr. Panos’ video blog where the fictional 60 year-old Queens restaurant owner blogs to the world his opinions and Greek values through his son’s camera capabilities.
Watch the exclusive interview: