Back in 2018, Dana Gould (along with artist Chad Lewis), adapted Rod Serling's original script for Planet of the Apes (itself an adaptation of Pierre Boulle's novel of the same name) as a graphic novel for BOOM! Studios, so it's especially fitting that Gould is now playing his own version of Dr. Zaius as the host of his own ’70s talk show in the second season of Hanging with Doctor Z!

Featuring Dana in impeccably detailed makeup effects applied by Andy Schoneberg, Hanging with Doctor Z kicks off its second season today on YouTube with special guest Dave Foley!

To celebrate the launch of the second season (which will also feature special guests "Weird Al" Yankovic, Maria Bamford, Dave Foley, Hank Azaria, David Koechner, Ron Funches, Jeff Garlin, Penn Jillette, Bobcat Goldthwait, Hannah Einbinder, and Gary Anthony Williams), Daily Dead caught up with Dana in a new video interview to discuss the origins of Hanging with Doctor Z, and he also talked about his beloved horror comedy series Stan Against Evil, his iconic voice acting as the video game gecko Gex, his enigmatic role in the classic King of Queens episode "Supermarket Story," and the joys of writing about horror and sci-fi movies on The Cinemorph!

You can watch our conversation below, and to learn more about Hanging with Doctor Z, visit the show's official website and YouTube page!

Comedian, writer and actor Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil, Joy Ride) launches season 2 of his original series “Hanging with Doctor Z” on Monday, February 14 on YouTube. Set in a golden age of talk shows, "Hanging with Doctor Z" features eccentric 1970s era talk show host Doctor Z (played by Dana) interviewing current celebrity guests as themselves. It is Space Ghost: Coast to Coast meets Between Two Ferns. In season 1, Doctor Z sat down with special guests Paget Brewster, Will Forte, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, Tim Meadows, Patton Oswalt, Andy Richter, Janet Varney and Steven Weber. “Hanging with Doctor Z" season 2 features 12 brand new episodes with guests "Weird Al" Yankovic, Maria Bamford, Dave Foley, Hank Azaria, David Koechner, Ron Funches, Jeff Garlin, Penn Jillette, Bobcat Goldthwait, Hannah Einbinder and Gary Anthony Williams.

"Hanging with Doctor Z” Season 2 Premieres Monday, February 14 on YouTube.

A movie star and more, this simian standout is a triple threat: actor, singer, dancer AND raconteur! From starring on the silver screen to swinging in the glory days of Vegas, Doctor Z has been there and done that. He’s worked, played, cavorted and romped with everyone who was anyone, and some more that were nobodies. Doctor Z is a one-man history of show business. And he'll see!

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

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