UPROXX 20: Open Mike Eagle Loves ‘Super Thicc’ Lobsters, Hates Instagram


Open Mike Eagle is a hip-hop artist and comedian (and friend of Uproxx) probably best known for his music and his upcoming Comedy Central series, The New Negroes. Additionally, today marks the launch of his new talk show, co-hosted by Dani Fernandez, called Live From WZRD. According to the press materials for the show, Live From WZRD is a VRV show about wizardry that is “shot in the student-run TV studio at East Gatewood Wizarding Community College (a 2-year accredited wizarding school in La Crescenta, CA)” and will feature “on-set segments with celebrity guests and characters from around the school.” You can watch the show here.

Open Mike was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule to participate in our vaunted twenty questions questionnaire series.

1. You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?

Whiskey or tequila and soda. I try to keep my poison low calorie.

2. Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter and/or Instagram?

On Twitter its Aparna Nancherla. On Instagram it’s nobody. I hate Instagram and I can’t stop looking at it.

3. What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR and/or streaming queue?

Lots and lots of single-season anime. Most recently DARLING in the FRANXX.

4. It’s your last meal — what are you going out with?

A very thicc lobster. Super thicc.

5. What websites do you visit on a regular basis?

Twitter dot com, Kotaku.com, and probably YouTube.

6. What’s the most frequently played song on your mobile device?

It’s either MF Doom or They Might Be Giants.

7. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice what would it be?

Keep doing sit-ups.

8. What’s the last thing you Googled?

“The 70s X-Men offshoot The Starjammers”

9. Dogs or cats?


10. Best concert of your life was…?

Man, I just saw Arcade Fire on the perfect amount of edibles last summer.

11. What book are you most likely to give as a gift?

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

12. What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

Sonos hit me off with a free system. That shit changed my life.

13. South Park or Family Guy?

Which one is anime?

14. You have an entire day to do whatever you want. What would you do?

Get high, do my therapy exercises, play Overwatch and write a song.

15. What movie can you not resist watching if it’s on?

Howard the Duck. It’s awful

16. The sports team or teams you’re most passionate about?

The 1993 Chicago Bulls.

17. Where did you eat the best meal of your life?

Benihana and I keep going back to get the same thing.

18. The last movie you saw in a theater?

The Favourite.

19. Who was your first celebrity crush?

Jada Pinkett.

20. What would you cook if Nic Cage were coming to your house for dinner?

Turkey burgers. I sadly don’t have much in my arsenal.