Phil Hendrie knows what it's like to have at least half a dozen voices going through his head at any given time. After years of unleashing them behind a microphone, many of them have become even more famous than his own. If you've ever watched Futurama, King of The Hill, the movie Team America: World Police, Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, or Disney's The Replacements, you have heard Hendrie in action, bringing his odd, yet realistic and weird sounding characters to life through voices, a feat that he does every morning on his new Podcast, from studios based in Ventura County.More »
Hendrie's career in terrestrial radio spanned four decades as a DJ and talk show host. But his balls-out, satirical humor was created in the mid to late '90s, with the addition of fictional characters to his talk show, whom many angry callers thought were real. Hendrie was on the air in Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, St. Louis, and locally in Ventura and many other major cities, including Los Angeles on KFI, which many fans argue produced some of his most legendary, and hilarious shows. Though he quit terrestrial radio in 2013, Hendrie remains a cult figure behind the mic. Hendrie took time to speak with the Weekly about his newly formatted Podcast, the nature of his comedy bits, the origins of his character voices, his love for heavy metal and hip-hop music, and his one-man show comedy act, coming to the Irvine Improv on September 11.