On Friday’s KBAK-KBFX morning show, based in Bakerfield, California, legendary calypso singer Harry Belafonte dozed off before an interview, leaving anchor Leyla Santiago to awkwardly ask him to wake up repeatedly.
“Hey, good morning Harry!” Santiago said to silence as Belafonte rested unresponsive with his eyes closed and motionless.
“Harry, wake up! Harry?” Santiago exclaimed. “Wake up, wake up! This is your wake-up call! Okay, I’ll tell you what, he’s meditating. He’s taking a little nap.”
“Daylight hasn’t come yet,” joked an off-camera anchor. “DAY-O!” responded Santiago.
The Blaze’s Billy Hallowell noted, “Belafonte is 84-years-old and a hectic schedule of interviews and travel would be tough for anyone.”
Watch the incident below via KBAK-KBFX: