Monday, March 3, 2014

His Majesty Hugh Laurie, King of Bacchus 2014, had a very good time reigning and tossing beads (Video)

On the night of March 2, 2014, British actor Hugh Laurie boarded a float in a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. He reigned as King of the Krewe of Bacchus, number 47. In first video, Laurie stands atop the float and mimics soaring above the crowd. Then he sits and throws beads to the masses from his throne.

The actor is known for his role as the cranky but brilliant Dr. Gregory House on Fox. Far from cranky during his visit to the city, he clearly had a great time in his role as monarch over the super krewe's nighttime parade.

As discussed in the video below, Laurie, a musician as well as an actor, relished his role as the Bacchus monarch. He says he'd wanted to visit New Orleans for a long time, but was anxious about his dream come true. He didn't want the Crescent City to be less than what he'd imagined. Apparently, New Orleans did not disappoint him at all. In fact, he loves the musical heritage of the city so much that he filmed a special for PBS while here.

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