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[Rondal Scott checks in with an interview with Ugly Americans' Kurt Metzger]
There are few television series out there that push the boundaries of good taste while faithfully conveying the absurdity we call life quite as skillfully as Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans. The second half of Season 2 premiered last week with “Journey to the Center of Twayne,” an episode that puts a horrifically humorous bent on both Innerspace and The Incredible Shrinking Man by pitting main characters Mark, Leonard and Grimes against a fire ant named Jerry who’s invaded the demonic body of Twayne.
Recently, we were able to corner comedian Kurt Metzger (the voice of Randall, Mark’s rude and crude zombie roommate) in an alleyway and convince him to spill his guts about the new season and why he thinks horror and comedy were made for each other.
“Made for horror fans, by horror fans” is what comes to mind when I think of Ugly Americans, my new favourite animated show. Airing on the Comedy Network in Canada, it’s about a social worker in New York named Mark Lilly. Employed by the Department of Integration, he has to help the newest citizens of the thriving metropolis find their way. But in this reality those immigrants are monsters, aliens, mutants, giant animals and just about anything else from a horror, fantasy or sci-film you can think of. On top of this, his boss and girlfriend is a literal demoness, his roommate is a brain-hungry zombie and his co-worker Leonard is an alcoholic wizard. Much horror-comedy ensues.
As a special Halloween treat, here’s a double Sinister Seven with series creator Devin Clark and Supervising Producer / Animation Director Aaron Augenblick of Augenblick Studios.
I love the smell of glavin in the morning, so there’s no better place to be than the 40th annual San Diego Comic Con. Like every year, this year’s nerdsplosion of geekiness was hectic, exhausting, informative and ridiculously fun. Here’s a peek at this year’s pop culture sensory overload.