By Andrew Andrews
“Head Chefs” Deby Xiadani, Alec Ring and Luke Katler host and perform in the show, alongside other “featured cooks” such as Kate Owens, with her quirky staple Cooking with Kathryn. Last month, they had us nearly rolling on the floor laughing at a sketch about the invention of marinara sauce as a plot to stain a rich Italian woman’s expensive white tunic. The highlight of this episode featured a “beef sommelier” who could pair the perfect steak with
Although some sketches are bound to be funnier than others, Good Cooks comedy is a little like pizza: when it’s good, it’s absolutely delectable, and when it’s bad, it’s still easy to swallow. My only complaint about the production is that Xiadani really needs to develop better interview skills, as the guest segment borderlines on uncomfortable. But you’re always willing to forgive the awkwardness when it’s interrupted by delicious food samples delivered to your seat!
The series returns to The Tank on Thursday, September 26th with a menu that features canned wine, and we’re sad we’re going to miss it due to prior commitments. We’ll be back, however, every chance we get, and I can’t recommend Good Cooks highly enough for their creative recipes, and the $10 cost of admission is easy to digest.
Andrew Andrews attended Good Cooks at The Tank The 99 in New York on Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 7:00pm to write this review.