Wednesday 25 April 2018

WATCH: 'If you handed this to someone in California you could be arrested' - TJ Miller tries a Spice Bag

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

TJ Miller tried a spice bag on Dermot & Dave this morning and it's fair to say he wasn't exactly impressed.

The comedian and actor popped in to Today FM for a chat ahead of his show at the Vodafone Comedy Festival in the Iveagh Gardens this weekend.

Miller (36) as handed a spice bag and asked to describe what he saw.

"Just a bag of meat and French fries and peppers," he said, before adding, "I think if you handed this to someone in California you could be arrested.  It looks like a health concern, a public health risk."

As he bit into an unidentified piece of meat, Dermot and Dave asked if it was chicken or fish.

"You know you're doing well in Hollywood if the radio station hands you a bag of meat and French fries and, as you bite into it, one of the hosts says, 'What is that?  Is it chicken?"

As he chewed on the still unidentified piece of food, he said, "It's not that spicy but it's definitely a bag.  So, in the bag department they're in the lead.  Spice-wise, not so spicy."

"This is the weirdest gift I've ever received," he added.

During the interview Miller also described Irish people as "oppressively friendly".

"My wife and I find Irish people to be oppressively friendly. It's really hard to be around," he joked.

"If you ask somebody, 'Hey, is this hotel at the end of the block?', twenty minutes later they'll be like, 'and there's really, really beautiful music on Thursdays. It's another mile and a half down, you can tell Nancy that I sent ya. She'll get you bangers and mash, and get it all done for ya.'

"By the end of every conversation with a stranger in Ireland, my wife and I are like, 'what are you trying to get out of me? What are you trying to steal from my family?'

"But it's not - you guys are just like, 'let me help you have the best day you can possibly have.'"

Of his upcoming turn in the Deadpool sequel, in which he plays Weasel, he said he was "crying with laughter" when he read the script.

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