How to have the best Sunday in LA, according to Craig Robinson

Actor, comedian and musician Craig Robinson (“The Office,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Hot Tub Time Machine”) is candid about his ideal LA Sunday. “It's spent chilling at home,” he said. “My day is a blank canvas.”

The star of 'The Killing' a two-season sitcom in which he plays a python-fighting fictionalized version of himself (all 18 episodes are currently streaming on Peacock), blames the desire to relax at home on spending a lot of time on the road.

That has less to do with acting, he said, and more to do with the gigs he's played with his band the Nasty Delicacyincluding performing last month in his hometown of Chicago for the 312 Comedy Fest.

In Sunday Funday, LA folks give us a play-by-play of their ideal Sunday in the city. Find ideas and inspiration on where to go, what to eat and how to enjoy life on the weekend.

Robinson says what he does Real what he likes to do in his spare time – concert hopping – isn't easily pigeonholed into a specific location or day of the week. Still, the longtime LA resident (he moved to SoCal from Chicago in 1999) shared Sunday-specific things to do.

“I like going to concerts,” Robinson said. “I went to five Earth Wind & Fire and Lionel Richie concerts this year I was going to go to a sixth but it got pushed and I had to leave. I will go take a look Lionel Richie next week in the Bahamas – he'll be performing in the Bahamas with Sheryl Crow and Nile Rodgers in a two-day festival. So yes, concerts are my thing.”

When he's not dancing on the ceiling to Richie – or making music himself – Robinson's blank canvas of a Sunday might look like this.

10am: Mountain bike – on the street

If I'm in the city, I'd probably get up and take a bike ride to a park somewhere. I have a mountain bike, but I ride it on the street.

Afternoon: Head to Crossroads Kitchen

After I finish my workout at home, I go to Crossroads kitchen for brunch – not that I'm vegan, but I do enjoy it. There's one [near] Woodland Hills and another [near] West Hollywood. I go to both. I might have the chicken and waffles, the [tagliatelle] Bolognese is crazy, and they have this little cigar[-shaped] things that have that Impossible meat in them. And I would have a kale salad.

1:15 p.m.: Window shopping – or watch a movie

I usually shop alone DXL – that's my favorite thing to do – but maybe I'll go shopping in Beverly Hills and if something really grabs me, I'll splurge on it. But I'm currently building a home gym, so that's been my splurge lately.

If I don't do that, I might go see a movie at the cinema. “Maestro” looks cool, but that's on Netflix. I would actually watch any of the films that are coming out now “Trolls [Band Together]” because the trolls make me laugh.

3 p.m.: Go Greek (salad)

Then I look at a Greek salad Grecos.

8:30 PM: Hit the Improv for a set

Then I'd probably do a comedy set – I do that almost every night – at one of the Improvementthe Laughter Factory or the Comedy Shop. But mostly it's the Improv.

Part of my act is musical and I get a lot of audience participation. I might have them sing along to Bon Jovi or Gloria Gaynor, and then I'll pick a song that maybe only one person – if that – will know. The other part [of my act] just strikes them with foolishness; surprise them with things they wouldn't hear in a normal conversation.

If it's a 7pm show, I'll probably get up there around 8:30 or 8:40pm, and if this is my perfect Sunday, I'd be there for an hour.

9:30 p.m.: Watch 'The Toledo Show'

After I give [some entertainment]then it's my turn to receive, so I go to Santa Monica to pick up “The Toledo Show” bee from Harvelle – it's a live music club – and this guy Toledo was a choreographer for Janet Jackson. He makes these burlesque girls dance while he plays some great music with some great musicians.

11:00 PM: Finish with some YouTube

When I get home, I can tinker with the camera, listen to podcasts or watch YouTube videos. It's quite varied, but right now some of my favorite YouTubers are [comedian, actor and radio host] Corey Holcomb And [blogger and social media influencer] O'Shay Duke Jackson.

1:30 am: Go to bed

This is about the time I say my prayers and go to bed.

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