By Andrew Z. Galarneau
Around the holidays, it can get tough to book guests on your early morning TV shows. So I feel sorry for the hosts who came to work one morning and found their job required them to play the straight guy to Nick Prueher.
Playing a character called Chef Keith Guerke, Prueher said he was a self-trained chef promoting a leftovers cookbook. Actually, he was there to perform "Daily Show" level satire, without having to pay for his own camera crews. He was there to get them to say "yummy" to the ham-pie-gravy smoothie.
"I'm self taught, I'm kind of unorthodox," he tells one young fellow. "People compare me to - have you heard of GG Allin?"
"I can't say that I have," said the interviewer, betraying his lack of popular culture street cred, "tell me more."
According to Wikipedia, GG Allin "is best remembered for his notorious live performances, which often featured transgressive acts, including coprophagia, self-mutilation, and attacking audience members."
What Prueher did was see how many excuses he could give the show to cut him off, but no one did, apparently. Not until the whole table unfortunately tips over, food, blender and all.
Warning: Not great lunch break fare.
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