Jason Sudeikis proudly tries out hometown hot sauce Da Bomb Beyond Insanity during Hot Ones premiere
- The 47-year-old actor was interviewed by Hot Ones host Sean Evans, 37, as they ate 10 increasingly spicier hot wings together during the season 21 premiere
- The show’s signature hot sauce Da Bomb was their eighth wing and Jason, who was raised in Overland Park, Kansas, was ready for it
- ‘Yeah, what the hell,’ Jason said as the taste kicked in. ‘Oh, lord. Yeah, man. And there’s two more’
Jason Sudeikis tried out his hometown hot sauce Da Bomb Beyond Insanity on Thursday’s season premiere of the YouTube interview show Hot Ones.
The 47-year-old actor was interviewed by Hot Ones host Sean Evans, 37, as they ate 10 increasingly spicier hot wings together during the season 21 premiere.
The show’s signature hot sauce Da Bomb from Spicin’ Foods in Kansas City, Kansas, was their eighth wing and Jason, who was raised in Overland Park, Kansas, was ready for it.
‘Let’s go Kansas City, Kansas. This is the side I’m from, you know for those that care for the distinction,’ said the Ted Lasso star who wore a blue sweatshirt and brown newsboy cap on the show.
Jason bit into his hot wing as dramatic music played in the background and a graphic revealed Da Bomb Beyond Insanity hot sauce had a Scoville level of 135,600.
‘Yeah, what the hell,’ Jason said as the taste kicked in. ‘Oh, lord. Yeah, man. And there’s two more.’
A fiery graphic read, ‘Welcome to Hell Moment’ as Jason reached for his napkin.
‘Yeah man, that’s crazy. I know this is like this is one everybody talks about, but yeah,’ Jason said while drinking a glass of water.
Sean participated in the Big Slick charity event last year that Jason co-founded to benefit Children’s Mercy Kansas City and they marveled at the support from restaurants.
‘It’s amazing the way the city surrounds us and supports us,’ Jason said.
Sean asked him to describe his ideal Kansas City barbecue crawl and Jason rattled off his local favorites, including: Gates, Kansas City Joe’s, Q-39 and Arthur Bryant’s Barbecue.
Jason after tasting Da Bomb was asked by Sean if it was ‘a point of pride or an abomination?’
‘I think it’s absolutely a point of pride,’ Jason answered.
A close-up of the bottle with its nuclear bomb graphic was shown as Jason described it.
‘It’s a great name. It’s a frightening bottle with a nuclear warhead on it. …It’s just a disgusting sauce. It hurts your mouth and probably your stomach and butthole in just a matter of moments,’ Jason said.
Jason ate all 10 hot wings and even included an extra dab of Apollo on his last one.
He went back for more of Da Bomb and later admitted that it was an act of hubris inspired by his hometown pride.
‘Shouldn’t have done that, don’t know why I did that,’ Jason said.
Sean earlier also asked Jason about being an open hater of Saturday Night Live before joining the the sketch comedy ensemble himself.
‘They would never let me play football at Notre Dame, I would never get to play basketball at KU, so how would I ever get to work on Saturday Night Live?,’ Jason recalled of his reasoning ‘So yeah, let’s hate on it. It wasn’t so much hating on it, ’cause I had heroes on that show. I had friends on that show at the time. I had a specific reason that I tried to articulate why, but I think deep down inside, I was just protecting myself from the possibility of not achieving something that ”boy oh boy wouldn’t it be neat if I did”.’
Sean noted that Jason and Bob Odenkirk, 60, were the only two people who he has heard being openly dismissive of SNL.
Jason was proud to be in the company as Odenkirk and said he loved the comedian.
The interview session reminded Jason of his 2011 film Hall Pass with Owen Wilson, 54, that included a sports bar scene with hot wings.