Jeff Probst the popular host of Survivor as well as his own show that is appropriately named, The Jeff Probst Show, will be making an appearance on Two and a Half Men. The catch for Probst (but probably not for his fans) is that he will appear naked on the show. Ironically, Probst is a close friend to one of the show’s main stars, Jon Cryer, who had previously been interviewed about Two and a Half Men while appearing on Probst’s own show.
Probst, who is a four-time Emmy winner, recently spoke with TODAY about his upcoming cameo on the hit comedy. “I’m playing a version of me. I just jokingly mean that I’m not typically walking around naked with a plate of bacon. I don’t really eat bacon.”
When questioned about how the star ended up naked, Probst said:
“Even though it sounds weird given that I’m on CBS, it was really straightforward. I got a call from the casting director. I happen to be friends with [Jon] Cryer and I texted him and he said, ‘I just read the script. It’s really funny. You should do it.’ That was it. And then they said, ‘Oh by the way, you’ll be naked.’ I mean, how can you turn down ‘Two and a Half Men?’ — one of the greatest comedies of all time. I was really excited. I’ve done a lot of MAD TV and that kind of comedy but I’ve never done a situation comedy like this.”
In the middle of Probst’s hectic television schedule, he has also been busy working with the Red Cross as part of a fundraising initiative to help sufferers of Typhoon Haiyan.
— Jeff Probst (@JeffProbst) November 14, 2013