You would be hard-pressed to come up with a celebrity who has experienced a weirder personal and professional life than Mike Tyson. The former boxing champion has completely reinvented himself over the course of the last decade and rebranded himself into a genuinely strange comedic figure that few people can properly figure out. It has been a head-scratching (yet enjoyable) transition for fans of his brand of comedy, and his stint on FOX's SUPERHUMAN pretty much epitomizes how downright weird the guy can be at times. On that note, a supercut of SUPERHUMAN outtakes showing how utterly bizarre Tyson can truly be has just hit the web, and it is truly something to behold. Check it out below to see for yourself.
I do not know much, but I do know that those outtakes for SUPERHUMAN prove that you probably could build an entire reality TV series around Mike Tyson if you really wanted to do so. The guy brings an unhinged (and we mean that word in the best possible way) sensibility to the FOX series, and his willingness to dance and ask utterly bizarre questions (that seem to baffle everyone on stage) is definitely going to be one of the show's best selling points this season.
With that in mind, a show like SUPERHUMAN is absolutely perfect for a guy like Mike Tyson. Hosted by Harold and Kumar star Kal Penn, the series abides by a traditional "talent show" format and follows a series of contestants with "superhuman" abilities as they compete for a grand prize of $100,000. It is an inherently offbeat premise (the perfect type of show to see during the summer season), and Tyson's incredibly weird personality easily stands out as one of the most consistently entertaining aspects of the entire series.
Of course, SUPERHUMAN is only the latest in a long line of projects that have signified the Mike Tyson renaissance that has taken place over the course of the last decade. Following his appearance in Todd Phillips' The Hangover, Tyson became a frequent fixture in a wide variety of comedic projects, and he has even headlined his own Adult Swim cartoon since 2014 -- a Hannah Barbera-esque cartoon called Mike Tyson Mysteries. Tyson clearly has a weird streak lurking beneath his incredibly imposing and intimidating physical presence, and it is an absolute delight to see him show that side of himself -- even if it is just during a series of outtakes for a show like SUPERHUMAN.
SUPERHUMAN premieres on Monday, June 12 at 9 p.m. EST on FOX. If you happen to be on the lookout for more information concerning the rest of this summer's most highly anticipated TV debuts, make sure to check out our comprehensive premiere guide and fill out your television viewing calendars accordingly!