Mike Myers Talks Comedy Chemistry With ‘Wayne’s World’ Co-Star Dana Carvey
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Mike Myers can currently be seen playing multiple characters in “The Pentaverate,” his new conspiracy comedy series for Netflix.
His promotional efforts for the new show led him to join Stephen Colbert this week on “The Late Show,” where he also discussed the comedic chemistry he shared with Dana Carvey, who played Garth to his Wayne on de numerous “Saturday Night Live” sketches and two “Wayne’s World” films.
As Myers told Colbert, he and Carvey were part of the “SNL” 40th anniversary special in 2015, where they resurrected their “Wayne’s World” characters for a new skit.
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As they waited backstage to prepare for their performance, they ended up watching the special’s in-memoriam segment. At that point, Myers recalled, he became “very, very sad” when their “SNL” co-star, Jan Hooks, was mentioned in the segment, after his recent death a few months earlier.
Referencing their placement on the show, Myers told Colbert he turned to Carvey and asked, “Are we dead now that we’re continuing after the thing that died?”
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Carvey offered a defiant response. “And Dana said, ‘No, f**k ’em, we’re going to kick their ass,'” Myers said.
“I was like, ‘Man, that’s exactly it’ and we went over there and ― boom ― we just knocked them out,” Myers added. “That’s what I love about Dana.”
“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on Global.