Joe Bastianich
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The New York Comedy Festival


Mario Batali: Roasted, Battered & Fried
An uncensored comedy roast of this uncensored chef
to benefit the Food Bank For New York City

Tuesday, November 7, 2006




Mario Cantone; Emeril; Triumph the Insult Comic Dog; Stanley Tucci; Artie Lange; Nick DiPaolo; Greg Giraldo; Anthony Bourdain; Sarah Jones; James Gandolfini, Michael Imperioli and Johnny Ventimiglia of The Sopranos; Thom Filicia and Ted Allen of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy; with tips on roast etiquette by Sarah Silverman;

Produced by Lizz Winstead and Julie Panebianco with Hank Gallo

Music provided by Kyle Jason

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The New York Comedy Festival is proud to partner with the Food Bank For New York City for this official kick-off charity event for the six-day laugh fest. The Food Network’s shining star, Batali will not be allowed in the kitchen that night (though he may try to seek refuge back there). But don’t choke on your food because the roasters will show no mercy for our clog-adorned friend!