Angus Beef

November 28, 2012

I don’t know about you, but if I was 19 and making a reported $300,000 an episode to read jokes, I wouldn’t complain — even if I had to hang out with Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer.

Angus T. Jones, the half man from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” disagrees. The actor called the show “filth” in a video for the Forerunner Chronicles, a Seventh Day Adventist–leaning vlog. “If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ” Jones says. “I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it.”

Jones isn’t exactly being held against his will, but he says he can’t quit because he’s under contract. Yet, considering his former co-star, Charlie Sheen, was fired from “Men” (and the fact that Chevy Chase recently quit NBC’s “Community,” citing creative differences), Jones’ personal nightmare can’t last forever.

If he really wants out, comedian and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” host Scott Aukerman tweeted a solution to the problem Monday: “New sitcom idea: ‘MAN.’ @MrJonCryer hangs out by himself & plays video games.”

Surely Jones would have no problem with that.

Rudi Greenberg is Express' Weekend Pass editor and comedy columnist.
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