Supergeek Simon Pegg

Monday, June 13, 2011

Comedian, actor, writer, and self-proclaimed supergeek Simon Pegg talks about his first forays into comedy and his surprise cult hits "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz." In Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid, he describes his obsession with science fiction, his enduring friendship with Nick Frost, and meeting and working with movie heroes like Peter Jackson, Kevin Smith, and Quentin Tarantino.


Simon Pegg

Comments [8]

B. from NYC

@ C.G.: He's a big Who fan and has appeared in the series. First season: The Long Game.

Jun. 13 2011 02:20 PM
MrD from Washington Heights

Please ask if he's seen Werner Herzog's new 3D film.

Jun. 13 2011 12:43 PM
dkeating5000 from Brooklyn, NY

His radio voice doesn’t sound like what I remember his voice sounding like on the silver screen. Some celebrities have instantly recognizable voices. His is not one of him. Love his work.

Jun. 13 2011 12:42 PM
Vinny from Manalapan, NJ

You must do a Hot Fuzz.sequel. Y'know, Brit cop goes on vacation to New York, you fill in the rest.

Jun. 13 2011 12:37 PM
a g from n j

is humor and horror in combination, a uniquely post modern contrivance ?

Jun. 13 2011 12:34 PM
C.G. from Manhattan

What does Simon think of "Doctor Who"--the classic series and the latest reboots?

Jun. 13 2011 12:20 PM
Juli from Skillman, NJ

And waiting on pins and needles for Star Trek XII

Jun. 13 2011 12:13 PM
Juli from Skillman, NJ

'Shaun of the Dead' was excellent. Please say there will be a part two - maybe called 'Shaun of the Undead'

Jun. 13 2011 12:12 PM

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