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Published on April 21st, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Chris Jericho On Co-Hosting “The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs,” AEW, Fozzy, His Cruise & More

Few professional wrestlers — if any — have been innovative to the extent of All Elite Wrestling‘s inaugural World Champion Chris Jericho. Not only did Jericho make his in-ring debut 30 years ago in 1990 and capture major titles in multiple promotions around the world, but he has further crossed over into mainstream success thanks to his work as an actor, best-selling author, frontman of a high-charting band, prolific podcaster, documentary producer and television host.

As of late, Jericho has not only been keeping busy with AEW, putting the finishing touches on the next Fozzy album, hosting Talk Is Jericho and appearing every Saturday on the Saturday Night Special via Facebook Live, but he also continues to pop up on a variety of other people’s programs. This Friday, April 24th, Jericho will be seen on Shudder — AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural — as he co-hosts the season’s premiere episode of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs. The Last Drive-In host Joe Bob Briggs had this to say of “Le Champion” himself:

​“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. In fact, Jericho may be the most famous wrestler in the world right now.” Continued Briggs in his prepared statement: “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.”

I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Jericho by phone on April 20, 2020, about The Last Drive-In, AEW, Fozzy, Chris Jericho’s Rock & Wrestling Rager At Sea, the aforementioned Saturday Night Special, KISS, Rubix Kube, The Decline Of Western Civilization,, The Simpsons, “The Hounds” and plenty more.

The full April 20th interview is embedded below for your listening pleasure, while part of it has been exclusively transcribed for Sportskeeda. More on Talk Is Jericho and all other things related to Chris Jericho can be found online by visiting his official website at www.chrisjericho.com.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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