You just never know what’s going to happen at Denver Comic Con. Not since Burn Notice star Jeffrey Donovan crashed Bruce Campbell’s panel last year has a guest been as surprised as the King of the Nerds stars were this afternoon when a very special guest dropped in.
Former King of the Nerds cast members Amanda Liston, Ben Tully, Colby Burnett, Heather Wensler, Jacob Rudin, Jonathan Adler, Kaitlin Spak, Lily Rutledge Ellison, Ori Pearl, Thomas Vollum, and Todd “The Bod” Landree were all on fine form and in great humor as they took the stage to discuss the hugely popular reality show that aired for the past three seasons on TBS. The competition show is based on the cult comedy Revenge of the Nerds.
So the cast got a big surprise at the end of the panel when Revenge of the Nerds star and King of the Nerds co-host Curtis Armstrong came on stage. Armstrong is well known to lovers of geek culture for his portrayals of “Booger” in the Revenge of the Nerds film franchise as well as great comic turns in Risky Business, Better Off Dead, Dodgeball and more recently in the television show Supernatural. Armstrong said that when he heard the reality show starts were reuniting, he immediately made plans to fly in and surprise them.
“The show hasn’t been officially renewed yet but there are some unbelievable conversations going on about this next season,” Hanson said. “I just got wind of this event two days ago from our executives. They were telling me some of the ideas that were being kicked around. I’m just letting you know at this stage, there’s nothing really to do until we’re picked up. Keep an eye on the twitter verse and we’ll let you know as soon as we know more.”