Aug 3, 2016Press Releases

The Vancouver Sun: Comic Demers Adopts The Slug Life In Netflix’s Beat Bugs

Comedian, educator, author, playwright, and now animated slug — Charlie Demers is building himself one impressive and eclectic resume.

Demers, a headlining comic and creative writing lecturer at the University of British Columbia, will be the voice of Walter the Slug on the new Beatles-inspired animated kids show Beat Bugs, which will debut on Netflix in August.

Although he’s starred in his own webs series opposite Sean Cullen and Ryan Beil, and has provided voices for CBC’s fake news series This is That, Demers has never considered himself a working actor.

So the invitation to audition for the voice of a cartoon slug took him by surprise.

“My first assumption was that it was some sort of prank. When someone tells you they are doing some sort of cartoon about the Beatles and they want you, a person who doesn’t do cartoons to come in and audition, my initial response was very skeptical. I didn’t think it was a real thing.”

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