Some of you didn’t believe me…
Bryan Callen, who is at Stanford’s next week, is now officially a monster in the entertainment biz. Callen’s landed the lead on this fall’s most talked about new TV series., DEATH VALLEY for MTV.
Bryan plays a sheriff in a town ravaged by crime. However, the bad guys are ALL vampires and zombies. The show is big bucks.
MTV has never spent this much on a series in its history.
Callen, who had a nice role in The Hangover as the wedding chapel owner, came back with a larger role in Hangover Two as the co star, night/club owner. Bryan’s career was already doing very nicely with co starring roles on Fat Actress as well as his being a cast member of MAD TV and OZ on HBO. And he made $300,000 in a few days of shooting his Gillette spot for the razor commercial you see every five minutes on every channel.
I worked with Bryan twice and he is a pleasure.
So why the comedy?
"I just love doing it," Callen says. "I want to be one of the best on stage. In fact since the last you saw me, I have an entirely new act."
Last time Bryan was here, we hung out it was at the Hooters in OP with my wife, Connie. We all shot pool and Bryan was with her pal, Kelly. So that was about five years ago. Bryan was going to be back the next year, but he’s been working so much he’s had to cancel four years in a row.
"Not this time Craig," Bryan says. "I had to drop Wednesday because I have to do a commercial, but trust me I’m there Thursday."
I love to see hard working, talented people get the big breaks and Bryan sure has. Come join me and see a truly hot star and talented funny man in Bryan Callen next week at Stanford’s.