February 26th, 2008 05:45 EST
Bacon: Big Time Comedy's Sizzling Hot Star!
One of comedy`s fastest rising new stars is Jim Gaffigan. His consistently sold out " stand-up concert tours, acclaimed television specials and hilarious TV commercials are a testament to that fact.
The world LOVES Jim Gaffigan and Jim Gaffigan LOVES bacon. Really, love isn`t a strong enough word. Jim passionately obsesses about bacon with an absolute loyalty and dedication that one might expect only expressed towards one`s beloved soul mate. While poets ode " to their muse and singers croon, Jim Gaffigan opens his heart and act with his dedicated declarations of desire such as I just had some bacon. Anybody ever had bacon before? It`s good. Oh, my greasy lover, bacon. It`s the best! "
Then he contemplatively continues, You wanna know how good bacon is? To improve other food, they wrap it in bacon. If it weren`t for bacon, we wouldn`t even know what a water chestnut is. And bits of bacon, bits of bacon are like the fairy dust of the food community. You don`t want this baked potato? Brrring! Now it`s your favorite part of the meal. Not interested in the salad? Bibbity bobbity BACON. I just turned it into an entree."
He continues, But once you put bacon in a salad, it`s no longer a salad. It just becomes a game of `find the bacon in the lettuce`. It`s like you`re panning for gold. Eureka! " Much like comedy greats Seinfeld " and Carlin " before him, he works his way into our hearts by validating the thoughts that so many of us are already thinking ourselves. In near melancholic sadness, he admits, I never feel like I get enough bacon, ... it`s like they`re rationing it!" He then longingly looks into the crowd and pleas with a near whimper "I want more, more bacon!"
How much More? Jim explains, Whenever I`m at a brunch buffet and they have that big metal tray filled with the 4000 pieces of bacon, I always think, if I was here by myself...I would eat only bacon. I would steal this tray, go lay down, and eat bacon all day." Then astutely waxing a bit philosophically, he adds, bacon is that good. I bet if you put bits of bacon on a strip of bacon, you could travel back in time. It`s like a tasty vortex. "
In perfect 6th degree " style, Gaffigan energetically asserts, I even like the name Bacon. You can`t tell me the success of Kevin Bacon isn`t somehow tied to his name. You`re not going out to see a Kevin Hot Dog movie!" Then, just to ensure that his absolute adoration for bacon hasn`t somehow slipped out of the minds of his audience, he pleasantly and politely says goodnight with a deeply appreciative Thank you very much. You`ve been like bacon. "
Now that`s a comedian after my own Bacon Freak " heart!
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