A hyperactive man-child dressed in a lucha libre mask and winter parka with a voracious appetite for old movies, bling and sugar, Mysterious looks like Space Ghost, only weirder. He pokes Pixy Stix down the mouth-hole of his mask, makes outlandish demands and often punctuates the ends of his sentences with N'yek!--a sound that lies between a hiccuping grunt and Monty Python's "Knights Who Say Ni." To get at the man behind the mask, last week WW called the Mysterious Actor himself.
Famous Mysterious Actor: Why are you snooping around? Why do you want this "interlude"?
WW: Interlude? You mean interview? What exactly are you?
I am, I am the best entertainer in the whole world. I have a TV show and I talk to people who aren't as famous as me.
How did you get your own show in the first place?
Where are you from originally?
There's this cosmic showbiz stardust that joined up and formed an egg. I was hatched out of it.
OK, where'd ya get your mask?
I don't wear a mask. That's just what you look like if you're created out of the cosmic dust of stardom.
You wear a lot of bling on your show. Where do you shop?
Cutter's Bling. He's got his own store. And by store I mean van.
Who's gonna be on your show tonight?
Scott Allie. He writes the comic books. It's like, "Hey, let's go rob a bank." And Spider-Man is like, "Yo, robbers, catch these pies." And they'll go, "Yeah, I love pies." And one will say, "I'm diabetic. Let's take this loot."
["Diabolus"] Rex Church. He knows a lot about dogs, and he's got horns growing out of his forehead.
Who has been FMAS's best musical guest?
I like those boys that are called Hillstomp. They can't afford instruments. They play on buckets and a cheese grater.
What's the future of FMAS?
I want to get my own cable special so I can start swearing and bein' raw, because that's some of what my audience wants.
No...BURN! You thought I wasn't going to telephone-burn you. But I did. As a "stimulation" of this "interlude," you have to send me some candy.
Better send me a Whitman's Sampler so I can pick and choose. N'yek!
Famous Mysterious Actor Show at Ash Street, 225 SW Ash St., 226-0430. 9 pm Wednesday, Oct. 6. $5. 21+. Visit www.thefmashow.com for more bling.
Mark your calendar: Famous and company are moving to the roomier Sabala's at Mount Tabor's Nov. 24.