‘Dirty Jobs’ to highlight Mobile barber, Mardi Gras krewe

(Mobile barber Johnny Sullivan cuts Todd Hammon’s hair on Jan. 6, 2011. Sullivan and his shop will be featured on an episode of the Discovery Channel program “Dirty Jobs” on Jan. 10. (Press-Register/Michael Dumas)

MOBILE, Alabama — A charismatic Mobile barber and one of the city’s secret Mardi Gras krewes will be featured on episodes of the Discovery Channel program “Dirty Jobs” over the next two weeks, starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

In June of last year, the show’s host, Mike Rowewas in Mobile filming a series of commercials for the job initiative Go Build Alabama, spotlighting the need for skilled tradesmen to replace an aging workforce in Alabama and beyond. And while Rowe was in town for that purpose, he and his “Dirty Jobs” crew went around the bay area filming spots to be featured on the show, which has filmed almost 300 episodes since its creation.
On Tuesday night’s episode, Rowe will be seen learning the barber trade from Johnny Sullivan, a 40-year veteran of the industry and proprietor of Johnny Sullivan Haircuts in the Yester Oaks Shopping Center in west Mobile. krewes will be featured on episodes of the Discovery Channel program “Dirty Jobs” over the next two weeks, starting at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

This article was written by All Alabama contributor, Michael Dumas.

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On the Jan. 17 episode, Rowe turns to Mobile’s ultimate recreation: Mardi Gras. In the episode, titled “Mardi Gras Bladder Banger,” Rowe is seen deep in the bowels of aKnights of Revelry float barn, filling up pig bladders to be used by the character “Folly” during that krewe’s Fat Tuesday parade. “Dirty Jobs” airs at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Previews of upcoming episodes can be here

 

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     /  September 22, 2013

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