Video: Good at Cooking with Andy

posted at 11:30 am on December 31, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Think of this as a politically incorrect palate cleanser for New Years Eve. If you’ve decided to take up cooking as a hobby or a profession, then you need to watch “Good at Cooking with Andy” — and do the opposite of what he suggests:

Actually, not too much cooking occurs in that episode. For a real demonstration of Andy’s culinary skills, this episode might be a better choice:

Andy is a local Twin Cities actor and a longtime family friend. He and his friends have done nine episodes and have begun putting together a merchandising effort to support their webisode approach to satire. They’ve put nine episodes up at their YouTube channel, and they’ve got more laughs than a few full-length feature comedies I’ve seen. Take a peek through the other seven episodes (some even more politically incorrect than these, although they’re safe for work) and see if you agree.

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Not doin’ it for me.

Socmodfiscon on December 31, 2008 at 11:35 AM

No comment.

RedWinged Blackbird on December 31, 2008 at 11:37 AM

I couldn’t even muster up a smile, much less a chuckle.

txsurveyor on December 31, 2008 at 11:40 AM

I’ve pondered what the future holds in store for this budding interweb funny-man, and all I can say is I hope he knows how to say “Do you want fries with that?”

Sorry Ed, but you’re insight into humor is scaring me.

fogw on December 31, 2008 at 11:42 AM

I already cook nearly as good as that.

stonemeister on December 31, 2008 at 11:42 AM

So ends the validity of Hot Air…

[says the guy trying to use comment threads for free advertising — Ed]

BoomJunkie on December 31, 2008 at 11:45 AM

So Richard Simmones was fruit before he was toast?

whitetop on December 31, 2008 at 11:46 AM

Just verifying that you are really there, Ed. This one is pretty lame.

BoomJunkie on December 31, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Allah is in awe of Andy’s awesome culinary skills.

amerpundit on December 31, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Fair enough, BoomJunkie. I’m probably biased on this one, but these cracked me up. Like all comedy, YMMV.

Ed Morrissey on December 31, 2008 at 11:54 AM

It must be a very slow news day.

Mr. Joe on December 31, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Was he wearing fingernail polish?

albill on December 31, 2008 at 11:57 AM

That was a waste of more time than it took me to comment.

gary on December 31, 2008 at 11:57 AM

I thought it was funny.

Darth Executor on December 31, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Mmm… m o u s e…

Mojave Mark on December 31, 2008 at 11:59 AM

He a bit rough, but that’s the web, so. . .
If he keeps at it, it seems like he has the desire and bravery to step out there and try to make people laugh. The head pop to the cabinet proves he’s willing to go 100% to pull off the joke.

Even if I don’t think he’s hitting a home run yet, he’s on base.

Keep pimping for whatever you want Ed, we voluntarily come here to voluntarily consume HotAir’s editorial content and we voluntarily click on whatever posts we voluntarily choose to. That’s all the validity that matters.

Jason Coleman on December 31, 2008 at 11:59 AM

This guy could follow in the footsteps of Al Franken and become a Democratic candidate for the senate . . . and win.

rplat on December 31, 2008 at 11:59 AM

I actually thought that it was hilarious.

prolix on December 31, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Funnier than SNL, but that is not saying much. Did not do it for me AT ALL.

sayabule1 on December 31, 2008 at 12:01 PM

I’d have to say that he’s got a ways to go to getting his schtick down, and his timing.

C+

44Magnum on December 31, 2008 at 12:08 PM

This guy could follow in the footsteps of Al Franken and become a Democratic candidate for the senate . . . and win.

rplat on December 31, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Heh! He already lives in Minnesota (presumably) don’t ya know.

brtex on December 31, 2008 at 12:09 PM

To be fair, there is some potential there. Andy’s mannerisms and facial expressions are comical. The concept is good, but the script is a little weak and sounds a bit too memorized.

RedWinged Blackbird on December 31, 2008 at 12:10 PM

Mouse. The other white meat.

manwithblackhat on December 31, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Trying WAAAAYYYY too hard.

DJ Tablesauce on December 31, 2008 at 12:26 PM

He needs comedy school like Ben Affleck needs acting school.

lodge on December 31, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Everybody’s taste in humor is different.

This didn’t even bring my smile-o-meter off of zero though.

AZfederalist on December 31, 2008 at 12:29 PM

Meh.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on December 31, 2008 at 12:30 PM

Needs more cowbell.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on December 31, 2008 at 12:31 PM

Could use boobies…and beer. Then maybe I’d watch regularly.

Wyznowski on December 31, 2008 at 12:35 PM

Andy is a IDIOT. not funny or amusing at all.

custer on December 31, 2008 at 12:38 PM

http://www.mydamnchannel.com/Big_Fat_Brain/You_Suck_at_Photoshop__Season_1/YouSuckatPhotoshop1_398.aspx

If you want good humor (and a photoshop lesson at the same time) check out “You Suck at Photoshop”.

HawaiiLwyr on December 31, 2008 at 12:50 PM

I was somewhat amused when he peed his pants (and didn’t intentionally draw attention to it).

James on December 31, 2008 at 12:50 PM

Andy is a IDIOT. not funny or amusing at all.

custer on December 31, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Ironic? I think so.

strictnein on December 31, 2008 at 12:55 PM

The second one is much funnier — give it a chance :)

Richard Romano on December 31, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Even if I don’t think he’s hitting a home run yet, he’s on base.

Keep pimping for whatever you want Ed, we voluntarily come here to voluntarily consume HotAir’s editorial content and we voluntarily click on whatever posts we voluntarily choose to. That’s all the validity that matters.

Jason Coleman on December 31, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Exactly. I completely agree.

I just watched all the videos. They’re not necessarily LOL, but I chuckled a couple times. I hope he keeps at it.

Esthier on December 31, 2008 at 1:06 PM

Geez, give Andy a break. It wasn’t balls-out hysterically funny, but it wasn’t bad, either. He seems pretty talented to me. The material could be stronger, but Andy’s a good comedic actor.

exlibris on December 31, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Really? This is funny? And Cereal is spelled wrong.

5u93rm4n on December 31, 2008 at 1:51 PM

I like a good chuckle but there is nothing of merit here. Sometimes we get all giddy when family and friends undertake such a venture and believe they are worth promoting. These guys aren’t worth it. I do wish them well but maybe they should be working with material written by professionals.

grdred944 on December 31, 2008 at 2:00 PM

He has something with the woman vs man thing and he should expand on that. The rest was weak. He reminded me of a character from Clerks 2. If he keeps working at it, he may come up with something to build on.

nottakingsides on December 31, 2008 at 2:01 PM

And Cereal is spelled wrong.

5u93rm4n on December 31, 2008 at 1:51 PM

Yes, that was very clearly intentional.

Esthier on December 31, 2008 at 2:41 PM

Meh. I couldn’t stick around for more than a minute on either one. Maybe the get funny later on???

malan89 on December 31, 2008 at 2:52 PM

This guy could follow in the footsteps of Al Franken and become a Democratic candidate for the senate . . . and win.

rplat on December 31, 2008 at 11:59 AM

THIS is funny. The Video, not so much.

kirkill on December 31, 2008 at 2:55 PM

Let the clown pay for publicity.

corona on December 31, 2008 at 3:04 PM

Well, I thought it was funny.

skydaddy on December 31, 2008 at 3:31 PM

Dorks make lousy comedians. Do other dorks think this is funny? Ed, are you there?

keep the change on December 31, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Ed has that strange geekiness thing going sometimes. It is starting to drastically affect my opinion of him of late.

scharlesc on December 31, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Got a chuckle out of the juxtaposition of the stabbing/spreading over the male swimsuit model.

MikeZero on December 31, 2008 at 6:33 PM

I liked it. I watched the whole series.

askheaves on December 31, 2008 at 6:46 PM

Yes, that was very clearly intentional.

Esthier on December 31, 2008 at 2:41 PM

Are you sure? I didn’t think it intentional or funny.

5u93rm4n on December 31, 2008 at 7:37 PM

I LOLed
And I passed it onto friends :)
but then again this seems to be as popular here as most of My posts HAr har har.

-Wasteland (sick sense of humor) Man.

WastelandMan on December 31, 2008 at 8:32 PM

“Like you.” Hahaha!

I thought both of them were funny, but the 2nd was better. I kept glancing at the microwave, wondering if they’d forgotten the bread, so I llol when I saw the fire.

Tanya on December 31, 2008 at 8:46 PM

…Did I mention I watched more than these episodes?

ok ok I’m wasting time till new years, but still other than the repetitive music its funny!

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on December 31, 2008 at 8:47 PM

…and no I’m not drunk!

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on December 31, 2008 at 8:48 PM

Yes, that was very clearly intentional.

Esthier on December 31, 2008 at 2:41 PM

It wasn’t just the spelling — the words didn’t match what he said either. Fruit ≠ eggs. And “traditional South African breakfast dish.” Some people just don’t find absurdist humor funny at all.

Tanya on December 31, 2008 at 8:55 PM

Are you sure? I didn’t think it intentional or funny.

5u93rm4n on December 31, 2008 at 7:37 PM

Completely sure. Cereal is not a complicated word to spell. Plus, I watched all of the other episodes, and it’s something of a theme.

And really, that’s the whole point, the very obviously poor cooking show, that involves lots of blood for some reason.

Some people just don’t find absurdist humor funny at all.

Tanya on December 31, 2008 at 8:55 PM

Yeah, it’s certainly not for everyone, and I get that. Though I’m still surprised by some of the almost anger shown here as though Andy harmed them somehow. The show’s rough around the edges, but it’s got some potential. The toast thing was a nice touch. If you liked that one, you’d like most of the others.

I liked the one with “Mary” the best, though it got awkward fast.

Esthier on December 31, 2008 at 11:48 PM

Funny, funny stuff.

Thanks Ed.

29Victor on January 1, 2009 at 4:36 AM

Though I’m still surprised by some of the almost anger shown here as though Andy harmed them somehow.

Esthier on December 31, 2008 at 11:48 PM

Really? You’ve been coming here for years.

Tanya on January 1, 2009 at 9:50 AM

I have to admit I laughed at the bread on fire in the microwave. He’ll get the hang of things. I haven’t wathced the other videos but I bet he improves.

boomer on January 1, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Everyone’s a critic – Some famous guy

I lol’d a few times at both of them.

For those that don’t like it, there are people who don’t like homestarrunner.com either so poopoo to them.

- The Cat

I have to admit I laughed at the bread on fire in the microwave. He’ll get the hang of things. I haven’t wathced the other videos but I bet he improves.

boomer on January 1, 2009 at 1:06 PM

How do you like how the extinguisher was pointed at himself making you think, “Here it comes. He’s going to spray himself,” then bam bam bam. Misdirection rules.

MirCat on January 1, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Man, I just watched the second one and it wasn’t just bad, but pathetically bad. Of all the garbage on youtube, why feature this garbage?

keep the change on January 1, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I agree that these clips are better than Date Movie

The Dean on January 2, 2009 at 12:03 AM