When Chelsea Handler showed a picture of Swardson as a kid, he had a healthy pair of front teeth sticking out of his mouth, which Swardson said earned him the nickname Bucky. He's since grown into his teeth, but is still uncomfortable seeing himself on film.
All they have to do is take turns delivering awkward raps that tell stories. While one guy raps, the other has to act out the stories and to make sure it's as awesome as it can be, make sure the other guy has no idea what you're going to say next.
It worked pretty well for a first run, thought the audience was rightly confused by what they were seeing. What did the costumes have to do with the act? Why was Fallon so stiff while delivering the lyrics. Where were the glow-in-the-dark props?
He'd resisted for a while, blaming several fasts, but when he finally said he was good to go, McBride said he saw why Swardson doesn't drink often.
"At one point, Aziz [Ansari] and I are in the back of the kitchen making sushi in some restaurant and a P.A. is bringing Nick in, who was sleeping against a street lamp outside," McBride explained. He then said they came to in a pool at 4:30 in the morning at a hotel none of them were staying at. And roll opening credits for 'The Hangover 3'!
"I've got a movie coming out called 'Black Tron,'" he said. "It's a bunch of girls that make out on motorcycles while they throw frisbees." He had Jimmy and the audience on board for that first one, but lost them a bit with his second idea.
This one was "based on 'Inception,'" according to Swardson. "But I invade wet dreams. It's called 'Insertion.'"
These ads just lead to disappointment. Be honest. Do you still wear your "Snuggie"? Or use your "Bedazzler," your "Flowbee," your "George Foreman Grill" -- or any of the hundred other things that were pitched so compellingly on late-night TV? No, of course you don't.
But the comedy series 'Nick Swardson's Pretend Time' (Tue., 10PM ET on Comedy Central) intends to fix this problem. So the show presents us with an ad for something that will really solve everything.
"You two know each other?" Handler asked. Apparently, in Swardson's world, running into one another at a restaurant is enough to warrant a warm embrace upon your next encounter. He did a good job of driving the point home by resting his hand on Handler's and declaring, "I love him."
At the beginning of the sketch, Nick Swardson struggled to stay awake. He needed to avoid deranged killer Freddy Kreuger, star of 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' Nick failed and fell asleep anyway. Freddy entered Nick's dream, where he had the power to murder his victims.
Krueger caught Nick in bed with a sexy young woman (Natasha Leggero). The killer cackled in his trademark maniacal style: "Two dead bodies for the price of one!" ... Which is when things went very wrong.
The new episode features a comedy sketch called "Paramedicks." It's all about medical professionals who really, really care, and who show it by hitting on their patients.
Well, good question, you! Nicholas Robert "Nick" Swardson is a longtime stand-up comic and actor; he's most famous for his role on 'Reno 911!' And 'Pretend Time' is his new sketch comedy series. Even if you don't remember Nick, you'll probably recognize his guest star: Mr. Ryan Phillippe. The "hunky" actor is a fan of Swardson's unique brand of humor, so he agreed to show up for the premiere. But Ryan's reward for his generosity is to be hit on by a big gay robot.
Swardson, of stand-up comedy and movie fame ('Blades of Glory,' 'I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry,' 'You Don't Mess with the Zohan' and 'Benchwarmers'), also finally brings Gay Robot to the tube as a recurring character on the seven-episode first season of 'Pretend Time.' We'll also meet Wheelchair Cat (the feline who's living on a trust fund) and Garry Gaga, Lady Gaga's policeman brother who shares a sense of style with the pop star.
Swardson, who's best known to TV fans as 'Reno 911!''s roller-skatin', short-shorts-wearin' gay prostitute Terry Bernardino, talked to AOL TV about 'Pretend Time,' his thriving movie career (and upcoming co-star Heidi Montag), why we're not likely to find him on Twitter anytime soon and the origins of Terry, one of the greatest TV characters of all time.
"I'm very excited to be working with Comedy Central," said Swardson in a press release. "They are great people who understand me creatively. They also are very good looking ... a lot of 8 and 9's in the office; guys are probably in the 4's."
The half-hour series will include Swardson's digital shorts, man-on-the-street segments and irreverent animation, including his "Gay Robot" series, which follows the life of a gay robot and his frat-boy friends.
Comedian Nick Swardson has scored his own sketch comedy series on Comedy Central. The show will hit the air next year and feature a lot of digital shorts and animation, some of which will be based on almost Python-esque "Gay Robot" character. Swardson and Adam Sandler actually shot a pilot for his "Gay Robot" character years ago and thanks to the magic of YouTube, you can also enjoy it. Warning: if you're easily offended by jokes of a sexual nature, please get over yourself and grow a sense of humor before watching it.
Now normally, I do like to literally judge something by its cover, but it's hard not to with a title like Seriously, Who Farted?. A title like that could be either the greatest or absolutely worst of anything of all time, whether it's a comedy special, video game, or brand of cereal. If it's a brand of cereal, then it would most likely be the worst.
So I asks ya...
Clementine and Garcia were both part of the show since the beginning, and were often the most appealing characters on the show. The racial tension between Garcia and Deputy Jones (Cedric Yarbrough) was a fun plotline, and Clementine's undercover pot bust at a head shop was one of my favorite scenes. Kimball came aboard in season three, and had her adherents, as well.
In 2005, a series called Gay Robot, based on a track from an Adam Sandler comedy album, was pitched to Comedy Central. The titular character was voiced by comedian Nick Swardson and the series was produced, in part, by Swardson and Sandler.
Comedy Central passed on the pilot, but new scuttlebutt has it that the series may see the light of day after all, but as an animated series rather than a live-action one. There hasn't been any official announcement in regards to this, so we'll just have to wait and see.
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