Watch Danny Pudi Get a Birthday Surprise in this Exclusive Clip from 'Mythic Quest'

Season 2 of the underrated Apple TV+ show is imminent.

If you’re only familiar with Danny Pudi from his work on Community as Abed-one of the greatest television characters of the 21st century-then you’ll likely to be surprised by his turn on Apple’s great and under-appreciated comedy Mythic Quest. His character Brad is the anti-Abed. Whereas Abed was full of childlike wonder, obsessed with the notion of friendship filtered through an addiction to pop culture, Brad is a crass money man. In an office full of video game lovers working on the eponymous fantasy RPG, Brad is only interested in the world of knights as far as it can make money for him. Pudi plays Brad with ruthless efficiency, and it’s very, very funny. 

As you can see in this exclusive clip from the upcoming fourth episode of Season 2, Brad wants to use kid streamers to sell his product and doesn’t care how young they are, and he’s extremely displeased when executive producer David (David Hornsby, best known to It’s Always Sunny fans as Rickety Cricket) brings him a birthday surprise: his brother (Parvesh Cheena). 

While Apple’s Ted Lasso has taken off, winning a bunch of awards, Mythic Quest has flown under the radar, but the series created by Sunny collaborators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz is well worth your time. McElhenney plays Ian Grimm, the pompous (and jacked) creator of Mythic Quest, a Game of Thrones-esque MMORPG. But the show is not really about the content of the game. It’s about the goofballs who work on it, like Charlotte Nicdao’s Poppy Li, a programmer who has graduated to co-creative director in the second season. There are plenty of laughs drawn from the dynamics between these workplace weirdos, but also it has a lot to say about the challenges of collaborating in an arena where art and commerce are closely linked. If you haven’t watched, you should jump in now. If you have, enjoy this new clip. Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.Esther Zuckerman is a senior entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @ezwrites.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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