Comedian Jim Gaffigan appeared on CBS This Morning this past weekend where he aired a small grievance about craft beer.
“I guess I’m a traditionalist. I don’t want a beer that tastes like chocolate or oranges or avocados,” said Gaffigan. “I want a beer that tastes like, I don’t know, beer.”
Sure…a lot of craft beer enthusiasts probably don’t care for Gaffigan’s opinion (even though he makes a funny point), but he took a much calmer approach toward craft beer than Denis Leary did on coffee back in 1997 on his stand-up special Lock ‘N Load.
“Is it impossible to get a cup of coffee-flavored coffee anymore in this country?” Leary angrily pondered over two decades ago. “What happened with coffee? Did I miss a f*cking meeting with the coffee?! You can get every other flavor except coffee-flavored coffee! They got mochachino, chococino, frappuccino, cappuccino, rappuccino, Al Pacino… what the f*ck?!” (You can listen to the entire bit below, but obviously it contains NSFW language. )
Considering how flavored coffee and specialty espresso drinks have only grown in popularity, we doubt craft beer is ever really going to go away. However, I wonder what drink (or food) will be the next thing stand-up comics will take on next. My bet is on fancy toasts. With how much they cost, people should just buy a damn sandwich, because you get more food AND IT’S CHEAPER!
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.