Just in case you needed another reason to tune in to the season premiere of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, Shudder announced today that AEW “Le Champion” and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho will co-host the upcoming season premiere episode on Friday, April 24 at 9 pm ET.
Host Joe Bob Briggs offered Jericho the ultimate compliment, stating that “Chris Jericho is the most exciting wrestling personality to befriend horror since Rowdy Roddy Piper co-hosted They Live! with me on TNT years ago.”
And Briggs didn’t stop there, saying that “In fact, Jericho may be the most famous wrestler in the world right now, not to mention lead singer for a metal band that charted on Billboard with an anthem that thousands of arena fans know by heart. I’m gonna share the hosting chair with Chris so that he can go wild on a seventies horror classic he’s been crazy about since high school. He’s a world class athlete, podcaster, actor, musician—he’s really a one-man bundle of pop-culture fun—and on April 24th he’s gonna prove that he’s also a drive-in kind of guy.”
Jericho responded in his typical enthusiastic fashion, stating that “When Joe Bob Briggs asked me to come watch a movie featuring butt darts, brain sucking, backgammon for digits, a maniacal mini-Oates AND a dick dog, I said: what time and what trailer park!”
The new season of The Last Drive-In is part of April’s “Halfway to Halloween” Month on Shudder.
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