Billy Gardell of 'Mike and Molly' talks Memphis BBQ, role in 'Million Dollar Quartet'

You know him as Mike from NBC's hit TV show, "Mike and Molly,” but comedian Billy Gardell's latest role brought him to Memphis for the filming of CMT's upcoming series, "Million Dollar Quartet.”

 

Gardell spoke with WMC Action News 5's Kendall Kirkham as Memphis filming wrapped up. He said after living in the Bluff City for three months, he found his favorite place to eat barbecue.

 

"Apparently, you guys don’t eat it if it’s not smoked or fried," Gardell said. "I’m a fat guy, and I’m worried."

 

He said as you talk to the locals about the barbecue, "that's when the war starts."

 

"The one I settled on was The BBQ Shop," Gardell said. "I think that’s my favorite." Gardell plays Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis' infamous manager in ‘Million Dollar Quartet.’

 

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