I understand it has been adapted for the screen on a few different occasions, which isn't surprising. I'd be interested to see it in 3D a lá the Avengers movie.
—Seán Cullen, comedian
Seán Cullen has appeared on many stages - from The Ellen Degeneres Show, to The Tonight Show, The Late Late Show, and Just for Laughs.
He's hosted the Geminis, appeared in films, and is writing a number of novels.
Seán Cullen has been a voracious reader since he discovered J.R.R.Tolkien's The Hobbit in grade school. He feels that reading feeds his creativity.
SCENE asked Cullen to tell us about another book that had a profound influence on him:
The New Testament (CBC)
I recently read an awesome book called: the New Testament
. It's about this guy, Jesus, who, along with a bunch of his male friends wanders around and does good deeds. In a way, he was like Superman but he couldn't fly. Or at least, he wouldn't.
The story follows his life from about the time he's 30 for about a year. The things he gets up to!
He invents the first all-you-can-eat fish buffet, he does a lot of public speaking and generally tells people to behave better towards each other but not in an overly preachy way.
The story is told from the point of view of four of his best buddies and there are some discrepancies as to the facts (broken telephone?) but in the end it's very entertaining and thought provoking.
I understand it has been adapted for the screen on a few different occasions, which isn't surprising. I'd be interested to see it in 3D a lá the Avengers
Spoiler alert, he dies at the end. Or does he? You have to read it and find out. Five stars *****See Seán Cullen as part of the Friday Night Super Gala - Regional Comedy Showdown & Parent Trap and CBC's The Debaters on Saturday, April 13.