Tony Deyo

Stand-up Comedian

I'll take 35 pounds of it...

I’m fascinated by competitive eating. I can’t decide whether it’s because of how insulting it is to the billion or so people in the world who don’t get enough to eat, or just because of how stupid it is. I don’t think I can compile the idiocy of the “sport” into one post, so I’ll try to break it up into several asinine nuggets of trivia. Today, we’ll start with a quote from the bio of Joey Chestnut… one of the IFOCE’s featured eaters.

“This rookie roared onto the scene in 2005 with a breakout performance in asparagus.”

I imagine that’s all I need to say on that one.