Just after the release of his 22nd studio album Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, Michael Bolton took some time to connect with the fans themselves during a candid “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on the popular sharing forum Reddit.com.
Having already made a name for himself in music, Michael is now attracting a whole new audience of younger fans with his off-brand sense of humor many didn’t even know he had.
As showcased in his hugely popular Saturday Night Live digital short “Jack Sparrow,” fans are finding that “Lord Boltron” isn’t one to take himself too seriously, and had some fun with questions posed from the Reddit community.
From the making of “Jack Sparrow” to his thoughts on his “cameo” in the movie Office Space, we rounded up a few of Michael Bolton’s funniest answers during his AMA session, some of which he replied with video answers on #waywire.
Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen from a fan?
MB: I saw two things from a fan…and then I saw it again from another fan, and then again from another fan… I thought it was unusual since everyone else was clothed in the audience.
Q: What is a random fact about you that may interest fans?
MB: I wear an athletic cup when I’m walking below 23rd street… but seriously, I’m a junk food vegetarian.
Q: What is your spirit animal?
MB: “What am I a part of the crab race?” (Ed. note: He says this all while wearing a crab hat.)
Q: What are your thoughts on the famous scene in Office Space where the character named Michael Bolton rants about you? Did you just laugh it off?
MB: It’s a funny film. I sign a lot of the DVDs for fans. I’m glad I’m secure enough in writing, producing and GRAMMYs that that’s one of the things people want to do. I sign them “the real Michael Bolton” – Hoping they would do an Office Space 2 and have me in it.
Q: On the Erin Brockovich makeup in the Saturday Night Live “Jack Sparrow” video.
MB: The only thing that bordered on traumatic was Erin Brockovich.
Q: Do you have a favorite Girl Scout cookie?
MB: Give me some mo samoas.
To read the rest of Michael’s answers from his AMA session, visit Reddit.com.
– Britt Bickel, 94.7 The WAVE