RUSH Drummer Shows Off Comedic Chops In 'Aqua Teen' Movie

Garnet Fraser of the Toronto Star reports:

"I'm a cheap device for exposition," Neil Peart says over the phone from California, establishing two things straightaway. One: he knows his function in his role in the "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" movie. Two: He's a comedy buff, who goes on to explain that he's quoting an old SCTV parody of "Fantasy Island".

Absurd decisions typify the "Aqua Teen" creators — whose show does, after all, star a milkshake and packet of french fries as they quibble about disputes both mundane and cosmic. So when looking for big names to lend a voice to their show, they asked not for an animation veteran but instead for the drummer for RUSH.

"We get lots of offers over the transom, of course — lots of things that someone would like us to be involved in, or to buy from them," says Peart, clearly in a lighthearted mood. But when it came to this movie, "Somebody in the office had an open mind."

Read the rest of the article at the Toronto Star.

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