Drew Carey on Johnny Carson, Troll 2 and the banality of bedroom sets

Over his many years as a public (and bespectacled) face, 54-year-old funny man Drew Carey has paid his dues as a Marine, a stand-up comic, a sitcom star, an improv guru and, in his most recent incarnation, the on-air host of The Price Is Right. And on his current tour, Carey will not only offer some of his familiar stand-up comedy but also venture into a completely new world: sketch comedy. With his friends in the Midnight Show, Carey will let the laughs loose Comedy Works South this Friday and Saturday.

But before he does, Westword chatted with Carey about his idol, Johnny Carson; his idea of a funny film and how he manages to make himself excited about yet another bedroom-set prize on The Price Is Right.

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