Greek-American comedian Yannis Pappas has joined Fusion’s “The Morning Show” as co-host. He will sit alongside Globo journalist Pedro Andrade and Univision reporter Mariana Atencio on the daily program that airs 7am to 9am ET starting Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Fusion is a brand new network that launches Oct. 28, and will feature a programming lineup geared towards a young and diverse audience with a unique mix of original reporting, lifestyle content and comedy programming. “The Morning Show” will be a venue for newsmakers — from politicians and entrepreneurs to celebrities and entertainers. Pappas, Andrade and Atencio will host the program with a blend of humor and analysis to tackle various topics.
Pappas, who has previously appeared on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and hosted “The Bracket” on MSG, has had a very successful career in comedy. In 2010, the Brooklyn born-and-raised comedian was selected as a “New Face” for the prestigious stand-up showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and appeared in two Just For Laughs TV specials. He has performed one man shows at the New York Comedy Festival and The Fringe in Scotland, and has taken his standup act across the globe. His comedic characters, including the very popular — and opinionated — Mr. Panos, have gone viral on the internet.
Check him out as Mr. Panos in the highly viewed video, “Financial ‘Crisis’ in Greece” (*note, there is some strong language):