Dreamy actor James Marsden has charmed pants right off in rom-coms, portrayed one of the X-Men, sang the hell out of some musicals, and been genuinely hilarious in TV and movies, but this week, he’ll do something he’s never done before: sit on a couch that occasionally talks. Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman will sit down with the pretty boy on tonight’s episode, but before we get to that, here’s a video primer proving that Marsden has the comedic ability to hold his own in the Comedy Bang! Bang! studio.
Marsden has all the charisma of a Disney prince, which worked out well when he actually played one. His naïveté above TVs/magic mirrors, metal snakes/public buses and other modern marvels was about as entertaining as he could’ve been in a PG family film.
2. Sex Drive
And now for something completely different: the year after Enchanted, Marsden played the supporting role of mega-douche asshole brother who had an unhealthy obsession over his car and apparently the command of the neighborhood squirrels.
3. The D Train
In this recent IFC Film, Marsden played a small town kid who makes it big in Hollywood… in a Banana Boat commercial. He also totally knows Dermot Mulroney on a personal level.
4. 30 Rock
Criss was the perfect choice for Liz Lemon’s romantic counterpart: full of love and awkward ways of expressing it, including this fumbled attempt at a romantic serenade that, naturally, begins with threat of a break-in.
5. Death at a Funeral
A funeral probably isn’t the best place to be tripping on acid, but at least Marsden pulled out a gorgeous rendition of “Amazing Grace.” Maybe the family didn’t notice.