We sat down wtih legendary voice actor Dana Snyder, whos new show, YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL is airing on ADULT SWIM on Thursdays at Midnight. You may also know him as Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Check out the Creepcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.
Downright Creepy: From the creators of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies comes YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL! Thursdays at Midnight on Adult swim please welcome Dana Synder to the Creepcast.
Dana, thanks for joining me on the Creepcast – how are you?
Dana Snyder: Thanks, Creepy!
DRC: Let’s start off with the name of the new show you are on… YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL. Do you know who named the show? It’s an incredible name so I am just curious?
DS: That name i believe came from our dark lord and masters, Chris Kelly and Dave Willis.
DRC: Evil geniuses. So it’s not a spin-off of Pretty Little Liars? Oh. Okay.
DS: IT IS, 100 percent. But don’t tell the pretty little liars that please. We don’t want a cease and desist order.
DRC: Who do you think the title is speaking to? Is it speaking to me? Kim Kardashian? Selena Gomez who are we talking about here?
DS: Don’t be an idiot, it speaks to everyone who’s ever loved…or needed love…or had a human heart, which is clearly not you or Selena Gomez.
DRC: Well I never! But moving on … Did you do any research to prep for the roles? Did you visit hell to figure out what kind of vibe you wanted to bring to the show? Or did you just visit a corporate setting and call it good?
DS: I actually spent one entire afternoon at an applebee’s. Trust me, that’s all the prep i needed. I’ve seen things no man should see.
DRC: Applebees, eh? I think I am more scared of Wal-Mart.
What do you think is the biggest distraction in Hell would be? The ass poking? The prodding? OR the constant humiliation?
DS: Having to do podcast interviews.
DRC: Well that was a deep burn. The kind of deep burns one would only feel in their loins in the depths of hell where the pretty faces roam about.
If you had a chance to have your wildest dream come true – but you had to sell your soul to the devil would you do it and what would it take?
DS: You think i got to be a successful voice-over actor and this handsome just by luck! Think again creep-o! I sold it at age nine under a bridge in Easton, Pennsylvania!
DRC: So true. I knew you had to have something up your sleeve. What has it been like to work with Adult Swim? Because they have a very open mind toward programming and allow their shows to push the limits and really go for it. So I’m just curious what the culture is there?
DS: In my experience it has been a wonderful place with a real familial atmosphere. I have always enjoyed my time there as i think it is certainly the greatest organization in the world and everyone in charge there is a mold-breaking, genre-shattering, creative and business geniuses. Hopefully they will also realize my goal of continuing to be employed by them for the rest of my life.
DRC: Does any event from working on Aqua Teen Hunger Force stand out as memorable?
DS: Other than this, right now, i have many, if not too many wonderful memorable memories from my entire time doing aqua teen. It was exciting the first time we ever recorded in some weird house in las vegas up to a few years ago when were lucky enough to go on a 30 city tour. Aqua teen has been an amazing and life changing part of my life that has changed my entire life. I feel very lucky to have ever found those compromising photos of dave willis and matt maiellaro with that goat that i was able to blackmail them into hiring me for their little “hot dog show” and most everything else they’ve done since. I owe them my career. I owe that goat,my sincere thanks. I feel very very lucky. Most voice over guys who are way better than me not only agree with me, but tell me so on a regular basis.
DRC: Last and certainly least, what is your favorite flavor of shake and if given the opportunity would you drink yourself?
DS: Right off the bat, i certainly would not drink myself no matter how many times the opportunity may present itself!! Rathburn steak makes us special shakes whenever wego there that are by far the best. They all have booze in them but the bourbon mocha is to beat the band!
DRC: Well thanks for taking the time to talk with me on the Creepcast. I wish you all the best of luck! YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL is airing on ADULT SWIM on Thursdays at Midnight (check your local cable provider.)