Paul Rudd Calls Ryan Seacrest After Getting Too Much Novocaine

Paul Rudd phoned into On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday, July 3, to chat about reprising his role as Ant-Man for Marvel’s latest box-office hit, Ant-Man and the Wasp, but hilariously got sidetracked after admitting that he had just been to the dentist and couldn’t feel his face. 

“Do you hear that?” Rudd asked Ryan Seacrest mid-convo. “It’s my alarm telling me I need to call you … I had set an alarm and then I hit snooze and not off.”

Rudd added that the alarm in his ear wasn’t the only thing throwing him off 😂

“This is already such a strange sensation,” he continued, “Because I went to the dentist this morning and got novocaine so my whole face is numb and I don’t know — it feels weird talking to you now — I don’t know if I sound weird? … But this is how I know I got a lot of novocaine: I put in the earbuds and I don’t even feel it in my ear.”


“I might have bell's palsy," Rudd joked. "I don’t even know if it’s from the dentist. [Or] Lyme disease.”

Jokes aside, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the latest Marvel film to take the box office by storm, despite most not being particularly familiar with the characters. 

“[They’re] original Avengers but obviously characters that most people, I would say, are not familiar with until these movies now,” Rudd said of his and Evangeline Lilly’s characters. “I knew the Hulk and Spiderman and clearly Captain America and Iron Man — I had a Marvel lunch box when I was a kid, but I don’t think Ant-Man was on there.”

Listen back to the hilarious interview above and catch Ant-Man and the Wasp out in theaters now. 

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