Well, it’s 30 years later—damn, where did the time go—and now all the young college dudes want to be like another National Lampoon character: Van Wilder.
There have been two Van Wilder
movies and two talented actors who played the smooth, suave young dude: Ryan Reynolds—whatever happened to him?—and my guest tonight, Jonathan Bennett, who starred in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Freshman Year
AUDIO EXCERPT: “There are more Vans down in the pipeline… I will play Van Wilder until I’m 90, I love that character so much. We can do Van Wilder: The Senior Years and do it in the retirement home!”
A heavy responsibility befalls the man who wears the crown of a guy like Van Wilder, the model of horny, party-going young men everywhere, but I suspect Young Master Bennett can handle the pressure—he’s made a cottage industry of being second to step in time-honored roles, including starring as Bo Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning
. You may have also seen him in Mean Girls
as Lindsay Lohan’s boyfriend, Bachelor Party Vegas
, opposite Kal Pen of Harold & Kumar
fame, or in the Steve Martin movie Cheaper By the Dozen 2
as Bud McNulty.
But this Saturday night, September 19 at 8 p.m., he faces a real challenge as celebrity host of Acme Comedy Theatre’s “Acme Saturday Night.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with JONATHAN BENNETT, star of VAN WILDER: FRESHMAN YEAR and BACHELOR PARTY VEGAS, by clicking the BlogTalkRadio.com audio player above!