Indira & Blaine
Indira G. Wilson
Indira was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up amidst a family of storytellers and performers, Indira was inspired at an early age to pursue a career in the performing arts. Indira studied Creative Writing and Theater at Wittenberg University. There she was able to develop both of her loves through intensive playwriting and performing curriculum.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts, Indira moved to New York where she fell in love with sketch comedy. First appearing on THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW, which led to work on THE ORLANDO JONES SHOW and EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Indira co-wrote and produced the theatrical sketch show series BALDWIN HILLS and the short film THE LESSON. A stand-up comic and sketch performer, she performed with two popular sketch groups, Frog Island Comedy and Elite Delta Force 3.
She also co-produced and starred in the short films TRUE GRIT(S), an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, and THE BOOTS. Indira was a Staff Writer on the hit CBS legal drama, BULL, and the FOX seminal drama, EMPIRE. She’s currently a writer on NCIS: LA on CBS.
Blaine grew up in Philadelphia, PA. After graduating from Penn State, he visited a "psychic who told him, "whatever, you do - DO NOT move to California. Everything will get on your nerves." Six months later, while visiting Los Angeles, he was offered a job as L.A. County's first HIV/AIDS Treatment Advocate during the apex of the pandemic. He accepted the job, and he proved the psychic's prediction right.
However, this un-nerving introduced him to therapy and then an M.A. degree in psychology from Antioch University, and he infuses his work with that knowledge. The move to California also led him to his friend and co-host, Indira Wilson, who proved to be an elixir for his nerves.
His plays include #BoxSeats: A Los Angeles Story, Dead Wait: A Journey in Afro-Existentialism, and Pandora’s Trunk. His work has been produced and/or developed by New York Theater Workshop, National Black Theatre, The Los Angeles Theater Center, Directors Lab West, and The National Black Theater Festival, and Capital Repertory Theater's The Next Act! New Play Summit. He is a member of the Playwright’s Center and alumni of LATC’S Wordsmiths. Blaine’s debut novel is entitled, SHADY: A Novel.