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yourewhole

The joke where I debase myself for the sake of comedy didn’t make the final cut.  Pity.  Still…

Thanks Mike!

Enjoy:

http://video.adultswim.com/youre-whole/lemonade-fishing-and-cupcakes.html

 

 

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mib

So I’m a little more confident in saying I’m in this week’s episode of ‘You’re Whole.’  And here’s why:

My shoot day happened to fall during Ramadan.  I was about a week in as I recall, so mentally (or so I thought) I was prepared.

Get on set, Scene 1: ‘Eat those cupcakes! Drink this lemonade!’

Oh boy…I pantomimed.

Later in the day: ‘Shove as much popcorn in your mouth as you can!’

(mental facepalm)  More pantomiming.

There was also a nice joke involving fishing poles and the ‘commitment to the joke’ bit I mentioned last week.

So having said all that, tune in to this week’s episode of ‘You’re Whole’ – Lemonade, Fishing, and Cupcakes.  4 AM, Adult Swim.

 

mikeandmike

Probably the last TV gig of this calendar year (onscreen at least).

I was brought back for the second round of ‘You’re Whole’, the fake infomerical series directed by Michael Showalter and starring Michael Ian Black.  Last go round I earned my union card playing an ‘Astronaut’, this go round I’m one of the audience members in ‘the studio’.  So probably more screen time but I’m not a featured player this time.

Unless…

There’s an unscripted bit that me and Michael Ian Black did that absolutely killed while we were shooting.  Again, on this side of the camera I don’t see the finished product any sooner than you do (for the most part), so it might not be in the final cut for a variety of reasons.  Either way, after it was done, Showalter told me it was one of the best pieces of TV comedy he’s done, and coming from one of the minds behind ‘Stella’ and ‘Wet Hot American Summer’, that compliment meant a lot to me.

So now that I’ve stroked my ego enough to start the week, go ahead and set your DVRs.  4 AM this week on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network).

I updated the ‘That Guy’ section when it aired, and realized I didn’t post the infomercial spoof I’m in here on the main page.  So this is how we’ll start the week.

If you didn’t see it before, enjoy:

 

You’re Whole

 

Alright gang, here’s one of the projects I had the honor of being a part of.  Insomniacs be ready to stay up, the rest of you, set your DVRs…

Late tonight (or early Tuesday morning if you prefer) on Adult Swim will be the spoof infomercial, ‘You’re Whole’.  The show was created by Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, for those of you who are fans of The State, Stella, and Wet Hot American Summer.  Even in my bit role as ‘Astronaut #2’, I was honored to be cast, and a little starstruck (to be honest) when I saw who else was on the call list.  I owe those guys my ‘card’ so this one in particular will always carry some weight for me.

So that’s tonight at 4 AM (I warned you) on Adult Swim.  Check your boy out.