In Conversation with Sean Evans from ‘Hot Ones’
In this entertaining moderated conversation, Sean Evans shares hilarious stories from behind the scenes of his hit YouTube series Hot Ones. With an uncanny resilience to spicy food combined with journalistic savvy, Evans has created a memorable format in which he shares a plate of progressively spicier chicken wings with his celebrity guests, eliciting some of the most hilarious and honest answers you've ever seen from stars like Kevin Hart, Gordon Ramsay, and Jennifer Lawrence. Evans reveals how his career prepared him for this Emmy-nominated opportunity, and what he’s learned from over 400 episodes of the internet’s favorite interview show.
Sean Evans has two superpowers: interviewing celebrities and eating extremely spicy foods. Against the odds, he's managed to combine the two into the massively popular show Hot Ones on First We Feast. Each week, Sean Evans shares a plate of progressively spicier chicken wings with his celebrity guests, eliciting some of the most hilarious and honest answers you've ever seen from stars like Kevin Hart, Gordon Ramsay, and Scarlett Johansson. Hot Ones has spawned a worldwide base of 8+ million YouTube fans who post their own videos testing out their ability to take the heat.
Despite his extreme tactics, Hot Ones guests respect Evans' deeply researched questions and commitment to his craft. The Chicago native grew up studying heroes like David Letterman and Howard Stern—and gaining an appreciation for extra-hot salsa from his dad—before cutting his teeth as a Complex News host. His interviews with the likes of Allen Iverson and Manny Pacquiao made him a favorite on the sports-media circuit, and his willingness to try just about anything—including a day of The Rock's diet and fitness regiment—helped propel his online profile.
In addition to Hot Ones, Sean is beloved by fans for his adventures in extreme eating, including surviving the world's hottest chile pepper, the Carolina Reaper, on two separate occasions.
He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show host in 2021.