C.C. Banana is an improv comic who performs while wearing a large yellow banana
costume. Originally inspired by maverick Poison
guitarist C.C. DeVille
, he has since taken on a life and career of his own. C.C. Banana is known primarily for his irreverent (often insulting) interviews with rock stars at the Metal Sludge
website, but he is also known to interview other media personalities for the likes of Wizard
and other outlets. C.C. Banana has been profiled by such publications as Classic Rock Magazine
, The Aquarian and the New York Press
and is a recurring guest on Sirius satellite radio
. In 2007, he appeared on the Sci Fi Channel
reality series "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?
." In 2008, he was a featured guest on the weekly Fuse TV
series "Talking Metal On Fuse.
Later in 2008, he appeared on the Kiss
tribute album "KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent
," for which he recorded a parody of the Kiss
," rewritten as a roast of Danger Danger
vocalist Ted Poley
. The parody also featured a guitar solo by Chris Caffery
and Trans-Siberian Orchestra
For his interviews with Star Wars personalities, C.C. Banana dons a Jedi robe and calls himself "Bananakin Skywalker.
When conducting himself within the Kiss community, he often dresses as original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and refers to himself as "Ace Peeley.