'Fast Foodies': From Joel McHale to Fortune Feimster, here's a complete list of comedians coming on the show
The concept of 'Fast Foodies' was born out of TruTV's wish to attempt into the world of unscripted reality TV shows. If you're someone who is hearing about this show for the first time, 'Fast Foodies' revolves around 'Top Chef' and 'Iron Chef' winners Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford and Justin Sutherland.
Each of them will be competing for the 'Chompionship Trophy' by reimagining a favorite fast-food item of a celebrity guest that will appear on every episode of this show. We told you about the competing chefs already, and before the show premieres, here's a full list of comedy geniuses who will appear on the episodes.
Joel McHale is a constant fixture on TV. When not hosting 'Card Sharks', McHale still remains omnipresent through a number of guest appearances on various TV shows including 'The Masked Singer' and 'Who Wants to be A Millionaire' to name a few.
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James Van Der Beek
One of the most renowned roles that this dimpled actor portrayed was of Dawson Leery on WB Series 'Dawson Creek'. Other roles include Johnny 'Mox' Moxson in the movie 'Varsity Blues' and 'Texas Rangers'. He was more interested in being an athlete while growing up but a concussion at age 13 prevented him from playing football for a year on doctor's orders. That was when he landed the role of Dany Zuko in his school production of 'Grease' and that is when the acting bug bit him.
Andy Richter began his career on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' where he played a missable part. Slowly yet surely, he began growing his brand as a comedian and he successfully did so when his audiences backed him up with his own shows 'Andy Richter Controls the Universe' and 'Andy Barker: PI'. He came back on popular demand to join 'Conan' wherein he, yet again, teamed up with O'Brien for the show when it moved from NBC to TBS.
Amanda Seales is a multi-hyphenate. She dons a number of hats that include being an actress, podcaster, rapper, singer, songwriter, comedian, DJ, poet, and activist just to name a few. She was one of the many hosts on Fox's show 'The Real' but she left after one season due to creative differences with the show producers and was very vocal about it. "It doesn’t feel good to my soul to be at a place where I cannot speak to my people the way they need to be spoken to and where the people who are speaking to me in disparaging ways are not being handled," Seales said about the fallout, according to a Deadline report.
Funches is a comedian, actor, and writer. He's also a voice actor and some of his projects include 'Trolls', 'Bob's Burgers', and 'Adventure Time'. He was also seen on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'Black-ish', 'New Girl', 'Transparent', 'Undateable', and 'Powerless'. He played a gang member in the feature film 'Get Hard'. A character that was supposed to be intimidating, Funches made sure to make a mark by how easy he made it for viewers to like his character in the film.
McKinney is an actress, model, and Instagram influencer. Her rise to fame was an appearance on Carl's Jr. commercial that aired regionally during the Super Bowl in 2015. Some of her TV appearances include a stint on 'Dancing with the Stars', 'Doctor Foster', and 'A Girls is a Gun'. She's also appeared in small roles in movies like 'Baywatch', 'Fantasy Island', and 'Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Losers'
Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme
Heffernan and Lemme are best known as the endearing firefighters on 'Tacoma FD'. They write, direct, executive produce, and star in the comedy show that also airs on TruTV, as Chief Terry McConky and Captain Eddie Penisi.
Feimster has been an active member of the comedy club on TV since 2010 when she made her debut on 'Last Comic Standing' that aired on Fox. She's also known for her appearances on 'The Mindy Project', 'Life in Pieces', and 'Champions'. Netflix also cashed in on her talent and fame and gave her a standalone show titled 'Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty'.
GaTa plays himself on 'Dave', a series chronicling Dave Bird aka Lil Dicky, a white Jewish rapper and viral YouTube sensation. GaTa is bipolar but he didn't want to reveal this on the show since he feels a tough tough exterior because he's from the "hood" is better. However, he did break down in one of the scenes shot in a recording studio, and according to a report by Independent, he said it was one of the "happiest, saddest, most emotional outbursts" he's had in his life. “I’m from the trenches. I’m from where you can walk outside and get shot. So I couldn’t believe I was in a room with 50 white people cheering me on," GaTa said.
Bobby Lee is a comedian and actor. His famous roles include 'Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle', 'Pineapple Express' and 'The Dictator'.