Saturday, August 12, 2017

[Audio] Comedian defending Guy Fieri gets national coverage; Humboldt’s last week of news

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In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (7:14): Warning: Explicit language. New York based comedian Shane Torres has been receiving a lot of national coverage and praise after coming to the defense of Humboldt’s own celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

“As far as I can tell all he ever did was follow his dreams,” Torres says in his bit about the former Ferndalian which has so far been shared by the likes of Paste Magazine, Vulture, Bravo, UPROXX, and others. “...He started a company where he hires everybody. He pays more than minimum wage. He gives health benefits before he has to. He has a non-profit where he gives pretzel-making machines to inner city schools so they can fundraise… He has worked with special olympics athletes, and on top of all of that he has officiated a gay wedding. But because he has flames on his shirt, everyone (is hard on him) like he’s a member of Nickelback...”

In the podcast you can hear all about the comedy bit and how Fieri responded.

Shane Torres’ debut record “Established 1981” will be released September 8 on Comedy Central Records.

The story begins at 7:14.

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