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Nerdist Podcast: Michael Sheen
Episode 569: Nerdist Podcast
Michael Sheen
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Nerdist Podcast: Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen (and surprise guest Sarah Silverman!) sit down with Chris to talk about Michael’s great variation of characters, his goal of making Stephen King his best friend, the top three things Sarah hates, and the new season of Masters of Sex. Chris also offers his theory on the Kraken, Michael talks about his work on Chris’ favorite movie Underworld, and we discover Michael’s father’s unusual occupation!

Photo credit: Showtime

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  1. JE Smith says:

    I have to say that Kyle laughing at Chris’ reaction to learning that Michael was the voice of the asteroid is the best thing I’ve heard all day. 🙂 😛

  2. Sharon says:

    This was one of your best podcasts ever!  I had no idea Michael was such a fun/funny guy.  And the stuff about his dad’s life as a Jack Nicholson impersonator — Comedy Gold!

  3. Nikki says:

    So funny about his dad – I had no idea!

  4. Maria Hållèn says:

    This was so great. Loved every minute of it. And looked up that singing ringing tree thing. What a creepy, weird and very strange experience that was. 

  5. Lily Renee says:

    Was it just me, or did it sound like Michael and Sarah kind of hate each other? I get that some couples like to poke fun at each other, but there was definitely a couple of places where they were bickering and I was getting a little uncomfortable. 

  6. Faaaaantastic! What a wonderful man. One hour would not have been enough.

  7. Reen Roberts says:

    Martin Sheen’s voice was House in “the Doctor’s Wife”….his cool factor just went through the roof. Just love that MARTIN Sheen.

  8. I’m holding out hope that Michael Sheen will be The Doctor one day!  And Sarah, you are great on Masters of Sex!

  9. objectivecyd says:

    I actually said “HOLY SHIT!!!” out loud when I found out Michael Sheen was the voice of the asteroid in The Doctor’s Wife.

    • objectivecyd says:

      …and I was secretly hoping that he’d mention if he’d gone to Eisteddfodd. Additionally, The Singing Ringing Tree is triggering serious Wizard of OZ memories….minus the terrifying fish thing.  Who thought showing this to children was a good idea??

    • I did not know that. Mind. Blown. Thanks!

      … it occurs to me that I should probably have a higher threshold for allowing my brain to explode…

  10. Kristin says:

    that was just delightful.

  11. This is easily in my top 5 favorite Nerdist podcasts!  Great episode.

  12. Bryan says:

    Seriously though. How great is Underworld?

  13. Ross says:

    Great episode. Sheen’s appearances on Craig Ferguson have made me as big a fan of the man himself as I already was of his work. Now we need a podcast pairing him with Liam Neeson, so they can discuss playing the two pioneers of the study of sex in America(both rather twisted–and put-upon for their choice of research–people themselves).The story I loved about “Clash of the Tri-tones” (music dept joke) was that in the shots of Olivier and Meredith walking in the distance, while the ADR is playing, the two of them are actually talking about how much money they were getting to be in that pile of dreck.And the young Nicholson was much more conventionally handsome than the way he aged, so, yes, he probably would get the more intense leading man parts now.Speaking of Ferguson, Herr Hardwick, surely you’ll be on at least once more before the end Dec 19th, yes?

  14. Anna V says:

    Michael Sheen and Sarah Silverman are a charming and adorable couple.  It makes me happy that they found each other.  Now we need to find someone for @nerdist.

  15. Arabrabbra says:

    Another example of the “I wish some podcasts were longer and Chris wasn’t such a stickler for time” episodes. However, I knowwwww how busy Chris and everyone is so I do understand. Still, doesn’t stop these feelings of longing for more…

  16. TJ Rogers says:

    I’ve got Ghost and Kindergarten on laserdisc!!! I love that Michael Sheen has a laserdisc player. Epic. Another great ep.

    • TJ Rogers says:

      *Kindergarten Cop. The Governator!!! To the choppa!

      • Arabrabbra says:

        its not a TUUUUUMORR! (how did no one say this??) I remember my mom went to a friends house YEARRRRRRRRRRRs ago and came home telling tales of this laser disc thing that was like a record and they watched T2 on it. I still, to this day, have never seen one LOL

  17. ly000001 says:

    Katie, please tell us there’s a photo or video of Chris realizing Michael Sheen was in “The Doctor’s Wife”, and that you’ll be posting it 🙂

  18. luckymustard says:

    Missed “joke”… Frost/Nixon: Rise of the Lycans

  19. Jenn says:

    Ha! Just started the ep, and I love it. I’m not a huge Silverman fan, but I actually really love her on this ep with the FANTASTIC Michael Sheen!!! Chris, I want to see the photo of Silverman when she saw the NYT article!!!

  20. erik says:

    Really enjoyed the episode.

  21. Mike says:

    When Michael Sheen does his dad’s voice he sounds just like Rob Brydon.

  22. bchanger says:

    I checked out ‘The Singing Ringing Tree’. This will be atrippy background video for any party. Michael Sheen’s dad as a Jack Nicholson impersonator – that really made my day. Mind = Blown.

  23. English Dave says:

    This is definitely one of my favourite podcasts so far, sweet, funny and informative. Michael’s something of a national treasure here in the UK and he’s a terrific actor.  Plus he’s a Stephen King nerd which just makes me love him even more.

  24. grim says:

    To: FW: Complaint Department

    Get rid of those damned auto-play video ads (of course, the sound is on, by default)! With multiple tab windows open, as people are wont to do these days; have you any idea how annoying it is to listen to a podcast, only to be interrupted by an ad playing and have to search through all the tabs and shut it up? It’s like the early 2000s when porn sites discovered pop-up ads. Can’t even get a decent fap on!

    • Corntrollio says:

      If it helps, I use Chrome and our generation’s best and brightest over there at Google designed it so that the tabs with noise coming from them all have a little speaker icon.  Makes them much easier to locate.

  25. James Smith says:

    Why did he stop talking?  What is going on, why do I feel so empty now.  MAKE HIM TALK AGAIN!

  26. Scott S says:

    When Michael said “clone army” it sounded like he said “clonami,” like a tsunami of clones of Don Rickles and Larry King, kind of like a sharknado.

  27. Jonny says:

    Great podcast as always. Would love to see a photo of Sheen’s father, aka Sir Jack Nicholson.

  28. Amy Ruben says:

    My dad showed me Singing RInging Tree as a kid…It explains a lot about me now…