Studio: Matthew Amster-Burton & Molly Wizenberg
What It Is
A couple of comedians get together and talk about a particular food item or sometimes sample items and give their live responses.
A new episode comes out every week or so and they’re pretty short; episodes that hit thirty minutes are pretty rare. Fifteen to twenty seems a pretty good average length. The entire run of around two-hundred episodes can be found at the iTunes page.
What About It
I was interested in this one. I enjoy the simple concept of a couple of comedians getting together and chatting about, as a couple of examples, fried eggs or gum or prunes. I like the broadness of the topic and the simplicity of it; these aren’t foodies, just a couple of people that enjoy chatting about how they like their cornbread, where you can get the best pot-stickers and that time their mom made them eat a crepe instead of a pancake. But I didn’t find this one all that great. Humor is subjective, of course, and I have to admit that I just didn’t find these guys that funny. They’re not annoying or stupid, but just kind of . . . bland, I guess. It’s not a show that I would recommend against or one that I would recommend particularly. I don’t have time for it in my podcast rotation, trust me, but you may feel more generous than I do.
2 ½ stars.
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Best Entry Point
Of the handful, I heard, I think I’d give Episode 173: Sack Lunch LIVE! a try. It’s a live episode and the discussion isn’t about a specific food item, but rather about the very specific kinds of food that would get packed into a school lunch.