Chris Hardwick singing “Wanted Dead or Alive” in a white cowboy hat and wig? Why, yes. And an explanation: Back in 2005-06, there was a little musical here in L.A. called Rock of Ages. Yes, THAT Rock of Ages. Chris was the original Stacee Jaxx in the original production, before it went to Broadway and became a hit there and then became the starring vehicle for Tom Cruise that opens in your local multiplex this weekend. The original cast included Kyle Gass of Tenacious D, the Dan Band’s Dan Finnerty, and Broadway actress and country singer Laura Bell Bundy. Chris couldn’t go with the show to Broadway due to other commitments, but we still have this video record of Chris-as-Stacee for our video scrapbook. Ah, memories.
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