What began as a fun chat with zookeeper and animal expert Jack Hanna turned into a flight or fight scenario for Adam Pally.
“Oh snap!” the comedian exclaimed when he, guest John Goodman, and host James Corden were faced with giant Madagascar hissing cockroaches on The Late Late Show.
Leaping to his feet, the Making History star joked, “Jack, I’m telling you, what you are doing is a hate crime. Yes, it is, you cannot put bugs on a Jew.”
He added: “Oh, oh, it’s not a regular cockroach, this one’s from Africa? Put it on me.”
Hanna, unfazed by his sarcasm, took that as a green light to put the bugs on his jacket. “No, no! I was kidding,” Pally shouted. “You didn’t understand that? My tone of voice was clearly kidding.”
Hanna tried easing the tension by bringing out a calm bullfrog, but accidentally knocked over the bucket of roaches. “Jack, this is carnage,” Corden joshed.
Other creatures brought out were a palm civet, a two-toed sloth, and a rattlesnake. “No one plays with a puppy with a metal hook. The case is looking at me,” Pally joked of the serpent, telling the animal wrangler, “I don’t need Al from Tool Time bringing that thing anywhere near me.”
Watch Pally in the clip above.