Mike Myers Signs Overall Deal With HBO

Pact between comedy actor and premium cable channel includes television exclusivity

Last Updated: January 14, 2015 @ 12:33 PM

Mike Myers and HBO are going into business together.

The “Wayne’s World” actor has entered a two-year overall deal with HBO, which includes TV exclusivity.

“Saturday Night Live” alum Myers, whose credits also include the “Austin Powers” and “Shrek” movie series, said in an announcement on Wednesday: “I’m thrilled to be at HBO.”

Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming, also noted, “Mike Myers is one of the great comedy minds of this or any other era. The opportunity to collaborate with a talent of his stature is tremendously exciting.”

In addition to his acting and writing credits — he wrote the “Wayne’s World” and “Austin Powers” films — Myers recently made his directorial debut with  “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon,” which was released in June 2014.

The actor from Toronto, Canada, received a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood for his impressive body of work, and received an ensemble SAG award for his memorable work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds.” He was also honored with the Jack Benny Award by the student body of the University of California, the AFI Star Award at U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, numerous MTV Movie Awards, including the MTV Generation Award, and has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

His character Shrek also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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