Al Roker and Matt Lauer are really worried in "Sharknado 2"

"I'm downright scared," says Roker in his SyFy cameo

Prachi Gupta
July 29, 2014 8:34PM (UTC)

"Today" anchor Matt Lauer and weatherman Al Roker are in on the joke that is "Sharknado 2." The SyFy sequel about a tornado filled with sharks, which became an ironic, surprise hit (on social media, at least) last summer, is coming to New York City. Lauer and Roker play themselves in a brief cameo, which aired on the "Today" show Tuesday morning.

Watch the full movie on SyFy July 30 at 9 p.m. ET.


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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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