The First We Feast YouTube channel features a few different food-centric shows, but Hot Ones is by far the most recognizable. Each episode, host Sean Evans sits down with a celebrity guest and a table full of wings of varying spiciness. Each question throughout the interview is accompanied by an increasingly-hotter wing, and things get pretty real as the Scoville count gets higher. Earlier today, the latest episode of the show dropped, this one featuring actor Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Expendables). Throughout the nearly 22 minute interview, Crews proves himself to be one of the most relatable actors in Hollywood.
Early in the interview, Evans asks Crews about working on the set of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Crews opens up a little about his cast mates. Surprisingly, he says that star Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) is actually rather serious on the set, saying that he “calculates his comedy” in the moment. The one who he said was the biggest clown on set was stand-up comedian Chelsea Peretti (China, IL). “She is the life of the party,” said Crews, “and I truly think she is probably one of the funniest people TV has ever seen.”
As the heat increases, Crews covers how he connects with his son through video games, building gaming PC’s together, and how a tryout with the San Francisco 49’ers turned him off of his dreams of being in the NFL forever.
By the final minutes of the interview, things get a lot less pleasant for Crews. The heat starts getting to him, and he looks like he’s seriously regretting wearing a leather jacket to the event. All the same, he manages to close things out with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson and a wing-aided, tear-filled address that he’s sure will win him an Emmy.
You can and absolutely should check out the full video below, Crews is charming and hilarious throughout.