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Bacchus names comedian Adam Devine as King

Devine is known for his roles in "Workaholics" and the "Pitch Perfect" series.
Credit: Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP
Adam Devine attends the premiere of Netflix's "Green Eggs and Ham" at the Hollywood American Legion Post 43 on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Mark Von Holden /Invision/AP)

NEW ORLEANS — The Krewe of Bacchus announced that actor, screenwriter, comedian, and producer Adam Devine will reign as Bacchus LIV for their Mardi Gras parade on February 19.

Devine is best known for his roles on the television series "Workaholics", on which he was a co-creator and the "Pitch Perfect" film franchise as well as its television spinoff "Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin." 

Devine also starred in HBO's "Righteous Gemstones" and appeared in 22 episodes of ABC's "Modern Family."

The parade is set to roll at 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb 19, from Napoleon Avenue on its traditional uptown route.

"The theme of Bacchus’ 54th parade is “Throw Me Something, Mister!” which will be portrayed on 21 theme floats including Mr. Potato Head, Mr. Coffee and Mr. Mardi Gras," Bacchus officials said. "Specialty items this year include 17 different socks, numerous kitchen items, light-up baseball bats, glass beads, flip flops, note pads, and charging cords. The Beach Boys will be performing at the Bacchus Rendezvous."

Devine is the latest celebrity monarch for a Krewe that has featured numerous stars over the years, including Josh Duhamel, Drew Brees, JK Simmons, Nicolas Cage, Anthony Mackie, Andy Garcia, and more. 

Devine was born in Waterloo, Iowa. He got his start in acting due to a bike accident at age 11 that nearly paralyzed him. While recovering from numerous surgeries in the following years, Devine started calling into local radio stations and impersonating celebrities, which lead him to pursue a career as a comedian and actor.

Devine frequently collaborates with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and United Service Organizations, using his comedy as a form of charity. He is married to Houma native Chloe Bridges.

WWL-TV will be broadcasting the Bacchus parade at 10 p.m. on Feb 19 from the Rendezvous at the Morial Convention Center. It will be available on WWLTV.com and the WWL-TV app.

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