In a new video, USA Network’s Talk Stoop host Nessa Diab takes a closer look at Universal Pictures’ upcoming film The King of Staten Island, which stars Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live) and is directed by Judd Apatow. The film, which is available on demand now, is inspired by Davidson’s life growing up in Staten Island, NY as the son of a firefighter who heroically lost his life on the job. The emotional comedy explores the complex themes of love, loss, grief and family while maintaining a sense of humor. In the video, Diab interviews firefighters from Staten Island to uncover the camaraderie of the first responder community, which viewers can bear witness to in the film.
“It’s a brotherhood,” says Tom N., Former FDNY Staten Island. “You have so many people that are in the firehouse with you that you know you can always rely and that can rely on you at the same time.”
“Anybody needs anything for their family, we always help,” says Tom R., Former FDNY Staten Island.