Standup: “I Was A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle”

It’s the slowest news week of the year, and in the last few hours of 2010 don’t expect to find any big breaking stories about something crazy, like James Cameron taking over Asimov’s Foundation series from Roland Emmerich.

What you will find is a video of Steven Ho, who did stunt work as Donatello in the second and third Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films, doing stand-up comedy in his character’s mask.

Badass Digest presents this clip. Like Devin, I don’t have any particular attachment to the TMNT movies, and am always a bit puzzled by their popularity. I was a fan of the comics by way of Cerebus, and quickly collected all the black and white issues. But by the time TMNT was a kind of mainstream hit I was less interested, and sort of confused: how did something that was as niche and goofy/weird as TMNT become a huge hit?

Anyway, while this stand-up isn’t going to give Louis CK a run for his money, the idea of a guy talking about a sexual escapade while wearing Donatello’s head at least brings TMNT squarely back into the realm of the weird. I can get behind that. Hopefully Platinum Dunes is paying attention.

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