Co-hosting FactZone is a dream come true for the Onion News Network’s Tucker Hope. Not only does it give Tucker the chance to work side-by-side with the most respected name and most beautiful face in news, Brooke Alvarez, it provides the opportunity to use the touchscreen manipulation skills he has been honing since junior high on a touchscreen set up in his family’s living room. In fact, Tucker was home-schooled to allow him to focus on perfecting his pinching and zooming and practicing his pronunciation of “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.” In order to be at the ready or perhaps to keep an eye over his touchscreen, Tucker never leaves the studio, sleeping on a cot he set up behind his Recon Wall. Due to a contract stipulation created by Brooke, Tucker doesn’t get paid by the Onion News Network but receives whatever the gracious FactZone host herself feels like he earned that week.
Here is Tucker Hope hard at work reminding viewers about the important points in American history during a recent episode of FactZone:
The Onion News Network airs on IFC on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET