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Swardson’s Film Career Explodes in a Burst of Laughter

Fans of Comedy Central are no strangers to the stand-up comedy and sketches of Nick Swardson. Will Ferrell’s “Funny or Die Tour” at the BJC in 2008 brought Swardson here for the first time.

Now that Swardson has branched into the acting world, he has had little time to tour colleges but still found a moment to discuss his career while doing interviews for his new movie, “Just Go With It,” starring Adam Sandler.

“This is one of the funniest movies I’ve been a part of,” Swardson said. “It’s shot in Hawaii and looks really warm, if that convinces you to see it with this weather.”

Swardson recollected his favorite scene of the movie where he returns home so wasted that he talks about making love to a goat. He said Sandler gave him the line, “the sheep was so beautiful; it was the black sheep of the family but it was also white,” and it stuck in the movie.

Sandler and Swardson have worked together on multiple Happy Madison productions including “Click,” “Blades of Glory,” “Zohan” and “Chuck and Larry.”

“Adam is very good friend; he’s creative and open-minded, nurturing and supportive,” Swardson said.

Working on three movies coming out this year (with hopes of a fourth, he says), an upcoming stand-up tour and his show, “Pretend Time,” getting picked up for a second season makes Swardson a busy man. He plans to change up his sketch show with a more live element to host the show. He also said he’d love to “have those pre-school mats to sit on and serve beer” for the audience members.

Looking back on his career, Swardson reminisced about acting on “Reno 911!” as Terry, the gay roller-skating man of mystery.

“Terry was by far my favorite character because it was 100% improv the whole time,” Swardson said.

Oh, and don’t worry,  stoners.  Swardson said, “by far my favorite movie to work on was ‘Grandma’s Boy’ because I had a huge part in writing and the characters involved. This is a close movie to me the others that worked on it because it wasn’t well received but became a cult hit when it was released on DVD.”

Fans of Nick’s comedy can see him in several upcoming movies including “Born to Be a Star,” “30 minutes or Less” with Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride as well the aforementioned “Just Go With It,” starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. No matter whether he’s performing a stand-up or acting in one of his many movies, Swardson remains a man fully devoted to comedy.

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