Actor Adam Devine to reign as Bacchus LIV at 2023 Mardi Gras

Streaming HUBJanuary 24, 2023

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – One of Mardi Gras’ signature carnival crews will be led this year by actor and comedian Adam Devine.

Divine of Waterloo, Iowa, will reign as king of Bacchus LIV, the 2023 Krewe of Bacchus, which will roam the streets of New Orleans on Sunday, February 19. Mardi Gras will conclude on Tuesday, February 21.

Devine is best recognized for his portrayal of Bumper in the films “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2” as well as the television series “Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin”. Devine is also known for her television sitcom roles on “Modern Family” and HBO’s “The Righteous Gemstones.”

The theme of the 54th Parade of Bacchus is “Throw Me Something, Mister!” There will be 21 themed floats including Mr. Potato Head, Mr. Coffee and Mr. Mardi Gras.

Restaurateur Owen Edward “Pip” Brennan Jr. founded the Krewe of Bacchus in 1968 as a way to expand the Mardi Gras experience by holding a parade the Sunday before Mardi Gras, with a national celebrity king and country to participate. Riders were invited from all over. , In 1969, Bacchus was the first krewe to parade super floats – extended or double decker formations – through the French Quarter.

Past Bacchus Emperors include Josh Duhamel, Robin Thicke, Andy Garcia, Drew Brees, JK Simmons, Anthony Mackie, Nicolas Cage, Kirk Douglas, Bob Hope, Charleston Heston and Perry Como.

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