COMEDY KITCHEN ~ SERVING UP LAUGHS!
Veteran Stand-Up Comic Craig Shoemaker and his Philly brother-from-another-mother, the legendary Restaurateur Tony Luke Jr...have a running argument...

Craig says he can make a Chef Funny and Tony says he can teach a comic to cook.

Well the oven-mitts come off when Celebrity Chefs take the stage, and Celebrity Comics sharpen the knives.

And at the end of this hilarious Dinner & Show... someone will win the night.
Sizzle! ...and not just on the Grill!
Here's a little Amuse Bouche of the series.  Bon Appetité!
Featuring the Stunning Wines and Backdrop
of Napa's #1 Winery
DAVIS ESTATES
FULL PILOT EPISODE!
​​​​​​​Craig Shoemaker vs. Chef Tony Luke Jr!

The bet that started it!
Before they coach the Celebrity Chefs and Comics - Hosts Craig Shoemaker and Chef Tony Luke Jr. battle it out for themselves!

​​​​​​​Who will win?!  Check out the full Pilot Episode!

EPISODE #2
​​​​​​​Chef Todd Stein vs. Bobby Slayton!
Coaching Begins!
Shoemaker is put to the test to bring the heady Chef Todd Stein of Chicago into his soul to find the laughter, while Chef Tony tries to muzzle the Pitbull of Comedy Bobby Slayton. 

Who will win the night!
EPISODE #3
​​​​​​​Food Network's Gina Neely vs. Heather McDonald!
Ladies Night!
It's the battle of sweet vs. sassy as "Chef Chardonnay" Heather McDonald who claims to not be able to open a Macaroni box takes on Food Network Star Gina Neely.  Ain't nuthin' subtle about this wine infused episode!
EPISODE #4
​​​​​​​Bill Bellamy vs. Chef Keith Breedlove!
Beef Bellington!
The Reverse Wine Pairing Challenge, where the meal has to pair to the Davis Estates workhorse, their 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon. Bill Bellamy takes on a classic, while big Tattooed Chef Keith shows a tender side...
COMICS STANDING THE HEAT IN THE KITCHEN...
BOBBY SLAYTON
“The Pitbull of Comedy”, Bobby has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over 30 years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today.
HEATHER MCDONALD
Comedian, writer, blogger and total pistol, Heather McDonald got her start with the Wayans Brothers and moved on to Chelsea Lately in addition to commanding the stage on her own.
BILL BELLAMY
American actor and stand-up comedian. Bellamy first gained national notoriety on HBO's Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. Fun Fact:  Bill is credited for creating or coining the phrase "booty call"
JOHN HENSON
Henson began his professional career as a stand-up comedian, before critical acclaim as host, writer and co-executive producer of E! Talk Soup.  John then tried to make soup on Food Network's "Worst Cooks In America"
CHEFS BRAVING THE STAGE
CHEF GINA NEELY
Not only can she whip up incredible dishes, but Gina is known for her wicked sharp and funny improvisational commentary in the kitchen.  Moving this pistol to the stage is totally a no-brainer
CHEF KEITH BREEDLOVE
Culinerdy Extraordinaire, Keith was born with a passion for creating special dishes.   He's been featured on Bar Rescue, Cutthroat Kitchen, Guys Grocery Games, Man vs. Child etc. etc. and is just a damn fine dude.
CHEF TODD STEIN
Iconic Chicago Chef Todd Stein of The Bristol, and The Florentine battled Bobby Flay on Iron Chef but lets hope that easy smile and warm personality translates to Battle Laughter on our stage.
CHEF JOEY CIOLLI
Grimaldi's Pizzeria defines NY Style pie and Joey grew up in the family business. "The Brooklyn pizzeria is the inspiration for all of our other locations," says Joey.  Let's just hope he doesn't react like Joe Pesci... "I amuse you?!"
CELEBRITY FRIENDS FOR THE SERIES
Connected to da Comedy Mob
After decades as a headline comedian, Craig Shoemaker virtually has direct access to pretty much everybody in the comedy world personally, and between Host Chef Tony Luke Jr, and All Star Academy Chef/Showrunner Lee Abbott they are connected quite a few A-Listers in the culinary world as well.

Here is an "Amuse Bouche" of friends and colleagues that we have on our table COMEDY KITCHEN:

COMICS

Dave Chapelle
Chris Rock
Kevin Hart
Ray Romano
Ron White
Tiffany Haddish
George Lopez
Sebastian Maniscalco
Sarah Silverman
Ken Jeong
Margaret Cho
Whoopie Goldberg
Jimmy Kimmel

CHEFS
Iron Chef Cat Cora
Bobby Flay
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli
Guy Fieri
Robert Irvine
Andrew Zimmern
Curtis Stone
Michael Chiarello
Tyler Florence
Richard Blais
Tiffany Faison
Fabio Viviani
Aaron Sanchez

...and so many more...

Comics and Chefs appear in 2 Episodes:
• Sitting as Judges in one episode.
• As Contestants in the next one.

​​​​​​​So what's the harder challenge?  The TV audience won't know if a dish tastes good but they WILL know if a joke bombs!

The Comedy set-up awaits in their cocky judging, only to be told by Craig, "Oh really?!  Lets see just how well YOU can do it."

Which drives viewers to our next episode... of Comedy Kitchen

With Show Runner & Culinary Producer
Food Network "All Star Academy" Finalist
CHEF  LEE  ABBOTT
A Production Of...
Contact:
Craig Shoemaker:   818.262.1634   CraigShoe@aol.com
Lee Abbott:   213.400.1566   Lee@EndorphinFilms.com

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