Food & Drink

From Cinnabons to Hot Pockets, the 5 best stand-up jokes about food

Published On 09/17/2013 Published On 09/17/2013
Jim Gaffigan Hot Pockets
4. Kyle Kinane on Cheddar Bay Biscuits This riff on Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits goes to some weird places. The possible existence of a Cheddar Bay, sailors cruising through cheese waves, etc. But mostly, it settles on the strange convergence of Michael Jackson tributes and biscuit lovin' that Kyle Kinane witnessed on Facebook back in 2009. Take note, Olive Garden breadsticks Facebook page. This is how you handle celebrity death.
3. Patton Oswalt on Liquor Ads We don't think it's hyperbole to say that Patton Oswalt is one of the greatest people alive. The man drops utterly insane Star Wars sequel ideas like it's nothing, and has turned Twitter trolling into a fine art. But he's chiefly a top-notch stand-up, as seen in this bit about mad-depressing booze ads. 2. Louis C.K. on Cinnabons No one does self-loathing quite like patron comedy saint Louis C.K., particularly when it comes to food. From the amazing new Cinnabon name he throws out, to his desperate account of ordering one in an airport, Louie's ode to the branded cinnamon roll is one of the finest moments from his 2007 special Shameless. 1. Jim Gaffigan on Hot Pockets To make an appropriate analogy, if food stand-up was hor d'oeuvres, Jim Gaffigan's takedown of Hot Pockets would be the lobster-stuffed, caviar-encrusted Kobe beef sliders. It's a bit so beloved, it's the fourth Google hit for "Hot Pockets". Before their social media, before their profiles in Time, and deservedly so.