Fat Apollo, Michael McCluskey, is a mixture of all things geeky and nerdy rolled up in a crunchy comedic shell.
Fat Apollo was the first to harness the raw sexuality of geek culture, and has, 4 times, been voted “Sexiest Person in Halifax” (ending Ellen Page’s undefeated seven-year run), 2nd most Halifamous celebrity and Best Local Character by readers of The Coast magazine. His feature film work features critical, but blink and you’ll miss them, background roles in, Look Who’s Talking, Here’s to Life, and Stephen King’s Needful Things. He was almost in The X-Files, but had to settle for traveling in a tiny float plane with David Duchovny on the day he proposed to Tea Leone. Tea rejected Fat Apollo for David.
Now residing in his hometown of Halifax, Fat Apollo is a charter member of the long-running Geeks Versus Nerds comedy show. In 2010,on GvN, Fat Apollo debated Nathan Fillion as to the superiority of the Millennium Falcon over Serenity, and in 2011 defeated Teddy & Ajay of Innerspace, successfully proving Yoda was the better headmaster than Dumbledore. His one-man show “Storytime with Fat Apollo” is a hit at conventions everywhere, and he lives on twitter @realfatapollo.