Legendary sports-entertainer The Undertaker (real name Ted Menderchuk) has officially finished his contractual obligations with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), allowing him to branch out into new forms of expression, such as his zany new improv comedy podcast Dead Man Talkin’.
The show gives The Undertaker a chance to show off the lighter side of his personality, as he eschews the macabre mortician schtick to perform goofy impressions and improvised skits with guests.
Here’s a look at some of the gut-busting moments that have given the former Phenom a new reputation as The Fundertaker.
5. Episode 1: Impressions with Jim Ross: The Undertaker is joined by Good Ol’ JR to trade impressions of famous wrestling personalities. The Undertaker laughs himself breathless at Ross’ impression of Terry Funk, and then the Deadman does a surprisingly spot-on impression of Luna Vachon.
4. Episode 6: Crank Calls: The Undertaker and guest Gregory Iron laugh themselves silly after crank-calling Vince McMahon while pretending to be Ted Turner. Must be heard to be believed!
3. Episode 3: Drunk Wrestling History: The Undertaker and his old pal “Stone Cold” Steve Austin get progressively more intoxicated on “Steveweisers” while reminiscing about Owen Hart ribs. Hilarious and heartwarming. Hic!
2. Episode 7: playing “F***, Marry, Kill” with Marty & Sarah: In a hilariously awkward conversation, comedians Marty DeRosa and Sarah Shockey of “Marty and Sarah Love Wrestling” ask The Undertaker which of categorize three wrestlers in terms of who he would sex with, who he’d marry, and who he’d kill: Fabulous Moolah, David Arquette, and Hornswoggle. You’ll have to listen to the episode to find out what he chooses!
1.Episode 2: Live Celebrity Roast of The Undertaker: The zingers and put-downs fly fast and furious when The Undertaker allows himself to be roasted by a who’s-who of personalities including Paul Heyman, Kane, Mick Foley, Kevin Hart, Donald Trump, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. No spoilers here, but let’s just say there are moments when the Undertaker wishes he could rest in peace!
You can download the first 10 episodes of Dead Man Talkin’ here.