Food can be great source material for comedy.
Remember Elaine’s obsession with muffin tops on “Seinfeld?” How about that classic “Saturday Night Live” skit where Chris Farley danced around in an apron as Adam Sandler sang “Lunch Lady?” And remember when Gallagher used to smash watermelons with a sledge hammer?
If there’s a king of modern food comedy, it’s Jim Gaffigan. The stand-up comedian can riff on everything from Hot Pockets to kale.
“Kale is a superfood,” Gaffigan says in this clip, “and its special power is tasting bad.”
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Gaffigan, the bestselling author of “Dad is Fat” has a new food-centric book coming out on Oct. 21. In “Food: A Love Story,” Gaffigan “reveals his most intimate food memories, opinions and fantasies that will keep you laughing all the way to the refrigerator,” according to his website.
At 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, Gaffigan will discuss “Food: A Love Story” with Rainy Day Books founder Vivien Jennings at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St. An admission package to the event costs $26 and comes with an autographed hardcover copy of the book and two tickets — one for you and a guest.
If you can’t attend the event, you can still order an autographed copy of “Food: A Love Story” through the Rainy Day Books website.
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