Joe gives the deets to Entertainment Weekly about his five favorite moments of the “Magic Mike” press tour earlier this year.
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1. The MTV Movie Awards
Chan called me up. He’s like, “Dude, me and McConaughey are presenting. You gotta come with us. We gotta do something crazy. We gotta, like, bring you out as a secret weapon.” And I was like, “Okay.” I think MTV was talking about getting me a bow tie and cufflinks, like the Chippendales. And I went, “No, man, come on. That’s lame. I’m not doing that.”
2. The Wendy Williams Show
The first talk show I ever did was Wendy Williams. She was so friendly and complimentary. Wendy just kinda has hot-pants for the guys on her show. So I thought to myself, you know what, I’m gonna go out there and I’m gonna lapdance Wendy Williams.
3. The fourth hour of Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda
They just told me, “We want you to kind of dance your way out,” and I go, “Dude, come on, I’m not gonna dance my way out. What does that mean? Am I moonwalking to my chair?” I just walked out, and Kathie Lee and Hoda started pulling out dollars, so it’s like, All right, I guess I’m lapdancing these two
4. Today flash mob with Channing Tatum
So the next day, The Wall Street Journal reports on Ann being let go from Today, and, of course, what’s the picture they print of Ann Curry’s last day on the Today show on the front page of The Wall Street Journal? Me body rolling on Ann Curry. So I have that picture from The Wall Street Journal on my desk at home, and I’m gonna get it framed. It was like an evil Forrest Gump, being at the wrong place in history at the wrong time.
5. The True Blood panel at Comic-Con
And then after Comic-Con, we had a big farewell dinner and said our goodbyes to Alan. It was really inspiring and very sweet and very heartfelt. Everyone basically got up and shared memories and said thank you to Alan. Stephen Moyer got up and said, “Alan, I don’t know how I could ever repay you. You’ve changed my life. I don’t know what I could ever do to show you my gratitude, except maybe getting Joe to give you a lapdance.” And he said this jokingly, like ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. And I was like, f— it. So I get up out of my chair [Laughs], walk all the way across this ballroom, and give Alan Ball a lapdance. Everybody was screamin’, and hootin’ and hollerin’. I went back to my seat, and Stephen just looked at me and was like, “You’re insane. I love the fact that you will body roll anyone at any time.”