The City of West Hollywood is getting the word out about nightlife safety and awareness as it continues its YouTube series The WeHoans, with Season 2, Episode 3.
In this episode, drag sensation Willam Belli learns about the dangers of being unaware of one’s surroundings while out at a local bar. Willam blames hunky bartender Brandon Martignago when he cannot locate his personal belongings and a hilarity-filled scene ensues. Willam finds himself on the floor by the end of the episode. The incident’s campy comedy is tempered with important nightlife safety messages.
Season 3 of The WeHoans will offer-up four episodes in total, which will be centered on serious themes concerning preparedness and safety, nighttime safety, crimes of opportunity, and sexual assault prevention. Episodes 1 and 2 focused on preparedness for earthquakes and other disasters. The weekly series launched on Thursday, October 19, 2017 for The Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill and preparedness effort. Episode 1 is available at https://youtu.be/tnA40uYrTV4, and Episode 2 is at https://youtu.be/1rQp-AD3a4g.
The WeHoans is a parody of the popular Saturday Night Live skit The Californians in which soap opera-like characters in platinum blonde wigs hilariously describe in hyper-detail how to navigate the freeways and streets of Southern California. The WeHoans aims to deliver serious messages wrapped in a humorous and entertaining format. Season 2 episodes serve as part of a multi-faceted Public Safety awareness campaign that blends with the City of West Hollywood’s “Live, Work, Play, Be Safe” campaign on key public safety issues.
Season 1 of The WeHoans debuted in August 2015 to raise community awareness about a temporary closure of La Cienega Boulevard for construction and improvements. Historical episodes of The WeHoans can be viewed on Willam Belli’s YouTube channel.
The City of West Hollywood provides a variety of helpful tips on its website regarding crime prevention and safety. To find out more information, please visit www.weho.org/publicsafety.
The City of West Hollywood also provides a handbook of Best Safety Practices for Nightlife Establishments, which is aimed at assisting nightlife establishment owners and managers in maintaining safe bars, lounges, and clubs.