For over 30 years I've hosted TV shows...

Hung out with Muppets...

And taken a couple of Treks into the Final Frontier...

And now (with apologies to Monty Python) for something completely different...

Writer-Director Ben Shelton ("Candy Jar"), Emmy winner Jean Smart ("Fargo," "Designing Women"), RJ Walker ("Atlanta") and Yours Truly got together and...

We invite you to enter the world of The Messenger

Some Backstory

Here's the trailer for the Ben Shelton-directed Netflix film "Candy Jar."  Such a great cast including Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Helen Hunt, Uzo Aduba and Christina Hendricks.  Ben cast me as curmudgeonly Principal Nelson.  It was on this production that he & I decided to work together again on what became "The Messenger."

About The Messenger

Meet The Messenger

He's tired and about to go rogue

For 40 years he's been delivering envelopes.  On each envelope is the recepient's fingerprint.

You'll Know Why He's There

He's handing you an envelope.  It has YOUR fingerprint on it.  But IN it...

He's The Messenger of Death

 ...is the news few people want.  The news of when you'll die.

My Theme Song. Courtesy of Jill Sobule.

Jill offered to re-record it (she mispronounced my hometown "Hay-Vrill" as "Have-a-rill") but this tune is too good not to share.  I love it.

One More Thing Before You Go

Our First Collaboration.  I lure Tim & Sam Daly onto a little dance show.  Written & Directed by Ben Shelton