As you may have read in our Great Job, Internet! post, comedian (and contributor to The Onion) Craig Rowin recently succeeded in his quest to wrangle $1 million out of the Internet, simply by asking for it. Naturally, this elicited a few questions on our end, and since Rowin is part of the Onion family and all, we followed his lead and just asked him. Here’s our brief exchange:
The A.V. Club: Is this for real?
Craig Rowin: This is for real.
AVC: No, really. You really got someone to give you $1 million?
CR: For real for real.
AVC: Who would give you $1 million? Who would do that?
CR: A millionaire that has $1 million to spare.
AVC: Are you sure this isn't just a cheap ploy to get people to come to your show, and then everyone will see you get a giant fake novelty check, and then you'll bring out a trombonist to go “wah-waaaah” or something?
CR: I'm sure. The show will be awesome. I promise I will raffle off a new Blu-Ray of the Back To The Future's 25th Anniversary Release.
AVC: If it’s real, then what will you do with your money? What does this mean for your comedy career?
CR: Not quite sure what I'll do with the money. Invest some of it, and probably buy a lot of pairs of the same kind of New Balance that I have now. They are comfortable.
So yeah. Apparently, this is real. If you live in New York, you can see Rowin accept his real check—and possibly win a copy of Back To The Future on Blu-ray—at the UCB Theatre on Feb. 2.