Kel Mitchell talks new children’s book Mystery Men 2 and Kenan Thompson

Kel Mitchell hosting a panel at a Comic-Con event.

Photo by Danny Peterson.

Kenan & Kel star Kel Mitchell discussed his new children’s book, addressed whether a Mysterious men 2 could ever happen, and shared some memories of his longtime friend Kenan Thompson at a recent Q&A panel he moderated at Rose City Comic Con in Portland, Oregon.

Mitchell recently made a cameo appearance at the Emmys, where he reunited with host Thompson, which set the Twittersphere on fire. This appearance apparently wasn’t a one-off accident, as Mitchell confirmed he’s “still really good friends” with Thompson. Mitchell said he even visited Thompson in New York at 30 Rock, where Saturday night live is filmed while promoting his new children’s book, strike day.

“He was on his way to LA to do the Emmys. But we keep in touch all the time. I’m really looking forward to it.” Mitchell added that he thought it was “super cool” that Thompson had the opportunity to host the awards ceremony.

Prank Day was inspired by classic adventure films from the 1980s

Mitchell’s new book strike dayShe imagines a world where a series of April Fool’s jokes suddenly come to life. Mitchell explained that having children and being a fan of ’80s fantasy movies inspired the book, which was illustrated by Santy Gutierrez

“I have children and I like to read books to them. And besides, I grew up watching Back to the Future and you know My science project and all these kinds of movies, 80’s movies. I just wanted to do a book and a project that involves the same adventure of not knowing what’s going to happen in the end. And yes, came up with this great idea and it just expanded from there.

Aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds, the ridiculous novel follows the misadventures of Chase, a child who coordinates a series of epic pranks on the first day of April. On April 2, he is horrified to find that “tricks become reality in hilarious and disastrous ways,” forcing Chase to admit it. The summary of the book goes on:

“How’s he going to put the world back together, get the attention of his crush Zoe, and keep her from being crushed by the fridge that’s running across town?”

If you want to get a taste of Prank Day, Mitchell has also released an animated short film from the book on his YouTube channel, which you can watch below:

strike day is currently available on Amazon or wherever you choose to purchase your books.

‘Mystery Men’ star comments on whether Invisible Boy might return for a sequel

During the panel at Rose City Comic Con, Mitchell offered a special shout out to fans of mysterious menthe comedy about mismatched superheroes in which he starred alongside Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo and William H. Macy, among many others.

“You know, Ben Stiller said he wanted to do one [Mystery Men] 2, so I don’t know, we might have to do it. I have to get dressed,” Mitchell said.

When asked how much the first mysterious men The film was improvised, Mitchell said, “Probably 100 percent.”

“They were like my big brothers back then. And you know, big sisters, with Janeane Garofalo. And I just had a great time with this film. You talk about so many great comedians, it was like an all-star cast. And everyone wanted to cheer each other up with the jokes. And so we have so much bloopers and stuff that didn’t make it into the movie that it’s super super funny, they really need to put it out like a DVD or something.”

Mitchell also teased that he has an upcoming Christmas movie coming out this holiday season Everything I didn’t want for Christmasin case you’re dying to see him in a movie while we wait Mysterious men 2 hopefully be made one day. Mitchell called the Holiday movie “super fun” and that he was “super excited about it.”

Kel Mitchell tells of the unusual off-road tour of Universal Studios that he did with Kenan Thompson in a golf cart

When Mitchell was asked about a story the panel moderator had heard involving himself, Kenan Thompson and a golf cart, Mitchell shared a hilarious anecdote about the pair getting into trouble with security due to an unauthorized backlot tour of Universal Studios. The kicker: You did this in the role of a celebrity All that sketch.

“Kenan and I took a golf cart at Universal Studios, right. We took it to the open space of Universal Studios – it wasn’t supposed to be, right. So… and we drive around and we see the tram, like the tour tram, that goes by and we look at everything that all the tour people see. How we see it Psycho house, let’s see Jaw, all that stuff. But we’re on the wrong thing, which is a golf cart. And we come to Jaw Part and water comes around. Suddenly we see lights, security is now following us. And security comes and they’re like ‘yo, hey! You can’t be here!’ But here’s the kicker, we dressed up as Mavis and Clavis. So I was like, hey, me and Kenan were talking and saying, ‘yo, stay in character. We’re two old men and we didn’t know what was going on.’ So we were like, ‘Ahh, I don’t know what’s going on here, I just took a wrong turn!’ And we got out of there, you know. I have to stay in character.”

Kel Mitchell opens up about his battles with anxiety and depression

Mitchell is now a youth pastor and has published a book about his spiritual life entitled Blessed mode, for which he also created an accompanying Christian-themed rap song of the same name. When asked by the panel moderator how he got in touch with his spiritual side, Mitchell explained how he went through some struggles in life.

“A lot of different ups and downs in my life, right. And I think that’s what we’re all dealing with, just growing up. And then also “grown up” in the limelight. But just dealing with a lot of different things that I’ve had breakthroughs with, depression, anxiety, all these different things. And the Lord was always with me. God was always with me. So I’d be doing everyone a disservice if I didn’t tell them how he got me through, you know?”

Mitchell also voiced the character T-Bone on the popular animated TV show Clifford the big red dog and described working with the late John Ritter as a dream come true

You can see Mitchell on MTVs deliciousness, where he stars alongside Tiffani Thiessen, Angela Kinsey and Tim Chantarangsu as the comedic actors present their hilarious, steamy renditions of funny internet food clips. Mitchell called the show, which is entering its third season, “the best performance ever.”

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