‘The Tick’: The Terror Workshops His Maniacal Laugh in an Exclusive New Clip

     February 16, 2018


Huzzah! The Tick will soon return to finish out its first season on Amazon. The series, starring Peter Serafinowicz as the charismatic title character, and Griffin Newman as his ever-nervous buddy Arthur, has been a breath of fresh air upon the superhero TV show landscape. In our exclusive new clip, The Terror (Jackie Earle Haley) says he can’t laugh maniacally for his comeback campaign unless he sees something maniacally funny. So his team tries to appease him … with deadly results. It’s the perfect illustration of the show’s balance of humor and cartoonish shenanigans, and also an important lesson on the difference between a maniacal laugh and a maniacal chuckle.

As Dave Trumbore said when he wrote up the Season 1 Part 2 trailer, if you missed Ben Edlund‘s latest version of The Tick, now’s the perfect time to get caught up on the excellent adaptation ahead of its February 23rd return. The second half of the season will also feature Overkill (Scott Speiser), Tinfoil Kevin (Devin Ratray), Superian (Brendan Hines), Midnight (voiced by Townsend Coleman), Dangerboat (voiced by Alan Tudyk), and Dot (Valorie Curry). Check out the clip below:

Here’s the official synopsis for The Tick:

The Tick returns with more action-packed episodes! Evil is on the march, and The City is right in its way. Something terrible is going to happen, and Destiny needs her champions now more than ever. The Tick and Arthur round up the gang in a crash collision course between justice and villainy. Stream new episodes 2/23 on Prime Video.


In a world where superheroes have been real for decades, an accountant with mental health issues and zero powers comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero.