Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan
After a year of dormancy, I made my triumphant return to Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Point Pleasant on November 15th for an afternoon with General Hospital‘s Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan. In addition to playing Anna Devane on and off for 30 years, Finola has also starred in Staying Alive, Jack’s Place, Blossom, All My Children, and Charmed. Ian, whose character of Duke Lavery was killed off earlier this year, has also appeared in It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Twin Peaks, The Bold and the Beautiful, Port Charles, All My Children, and Days of our Lives.
Finola and Ian, their third appearance together at Uncle Vinnie’s, did an hour long Q&A session. We had a great group of fans in attendance today and the Q&A rocked the house. The duo shared humorous stories of their many costars from over the years, including those who are gone, but never forgotten- James Doohan and Bob Hastings.
They took a short break following the Q&A and then came back out for the meet and greet. They were great as always, signing whatever the fans put down in front of them and posing for group shots, solo shots, and I even spotted Finola snapping a few selfies.
Seeing Ian is always like catching up with an old friend. Thanks to our social media interactions, Ian is able to take conversation away from the “business” and talk on a personal level. And Finola, I was shocked, called me by name and before I left, pulled me in for a hug. These stars are the definition of true class.
A special thanks and a happy birthday to Dino at Uncle Vinnie’s, Linda from Coastal, and of course Finola and Ian. I look forward to 2016 and many more great events at Uncle’s Vinnie’s!!!