New York Giants Lineman David Diehl Makes Comedy Debut, Makes Fun Of Brett Favre: Video
|New York Giants David Diehl performs at Comix Comedy Club|
Finally, a Brett Favre story we can all get behind.
On Wednesday night, New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl made his comedy debut at Comix Comedy Club in Manhattan with a group called 12 Angry Mascots. Diehl was actually a last-minute fill-in for Nate Robinson, who could not make it due to a family emergency, and appeared in two sketches, both of which made fun of Brett Favre.
In the first sketch, Diehl posed as an indecisive Favre ordering in a restaurant, unable to decide between a bacon cheeseburger and cheese ravioli. If you’re in a restaurant that serves both of those, the correct choice is neither.
The 2nd sketch had Diehl also as Favre, but was actually making fun of Boston sports fans. There’s no video of that skit available yet, but Mike Garfolo of the Newark Star-Ledger was there and gives us a rundown:
Diehl interrupted a segment with the show’s host, Scott Rogowsky, and Nick Stevens, who was playing a character called Fitzy, an obnoxious Boston fan sent to the stage to irritate the New York audience.
Diehl, now wearing a Vikings hat, was supposed to be Favre in his current dilemma of whether to return to play for Minnesota. But Fitzy started “breaking the fourth wall,” as Rogowsky put it, and began heckling Diehl, calling him “the left tackle who held Adalius Thomas’ facemask so that he could not sack Eli Manning” before David Tyree’s catch on the winning drive of the Giants’ upset over the Patriots.
“Dude you have no idea how difficult it was for me to go through Super Bowl XLII,” Fitzy told Diehl. “Ralph Fiennes carrying a dead Kristen Scott Thomas at the end of ‘The English Patient’ was not as upset as I was coming out of my drunk uncle’s house after watching Super Bowl XLII. Hey, Diehl, guess what – You ruined everything!”
Diehl took it in stride, saying, “I never thought I’d see this – an obnoxious, self-conscious Boston fan.” He later went on to take a shot at Bill Belichick’s cut-off sweatshirts: “Either he’s going to Venice Beach or he’s going to Suzanne Summers’ ’80s (workouts). We need to get him in some leggings.”
After tackling the comedy club world, maybe David Diehl can now make a guest appearance on Michael Strahan’s new show. He’d certainly do a better job on television than Tiki Barber.
New York Giants’ David Diehl pokes fun at Brett Favre in comedy club debut [NJ.com]
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