Friday, October 06, 2006
I swear, we didn’t eat the leftovers; we put them in the dishwasher and ate the next night’s dinner off of them.
She would also make casserole, despite the fact that no one on Earth likes casserole.
No one has ever said, “Forget eating at home – let’s go out for some casserole tonight.” Casserole is not a dish that appears on any menu in any restaurant.
Casserole, by the way, is a practical joke the French played on Americans. The word “casserole” means, “I bet you five bucks they’ll eat anything.”
I remember when I was a kid, and I was refusing to eat my mom's casserole, and she gave me the old, "There's lots of starving kids in Africe who'd love to eat that casserole."
So I decided to call her bluff, and I said, "Okay, let's send it to them."
And so she called my bluff, and said, "If we send the casserole to Africa, we're sending you with it."
And then I called her bluff and said, "Great. I want to go."
So I was taken in by the Mtumbe family of the Congo. They had seven kids, not one of whom would touch my mom's cassrole. So we sent it to a starving family in Detroit who sent it to this family in Indonesia, who were really happy to get it; they needed somethign to build a new house with.
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MONDAY, OCT. 9th, 2006
at the Lolita Bar
226 Broome St., corner of Allen
8:00pm - FREE
is a writer for "Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien," and has been seen on his own "Comedy Central Presents" half-hour special, "The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno," "Late Show w/ David Letterman," "Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien," and more.
has been seen on his own "Comedy Central Presents" half-hour special, "Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien," and a lot more.
the Wild Man of Borneo of comedy. He's recently wrapped up a stint as a regular on the HBO series "Lucky Louie."
from Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," VH1's "Best Week Ever," and was a writer for Comedy Central's "Standup Nation w/ Greg Giraldo"
was at the Montreal Comedy Festival
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