Jim Gaffigan – Hot Pocket

Not Midwest Mike’s house…

I’m sure if you are reading this blog, you picture the MWTVG’s living in a palatial estate sipping on brandy and eating caviar while we watch TV and pronounce judgement on things that either please us or displease us.  This could not be further from the truth, well in my case at least.

So I’m sitting here at MidwestMike HQ today watching TV (shockingly) and eating whatever random bits of food I can find in the pantry or freezer.  It hasn’t been a good day on that end.  I just ate some microwave burritos and even though I had a pretty good idea that they were probably hot, I still bit right in to them.  I now have 3rd degree burns on my tongue and the roof of my mouth.  Sustaining a burn like that, even though I know better, only ever makes me think of one of my favorite comedy bits of all time.  Jim Gaffigan’s Hot Pocket bit from his stand-up special BEYOND THE PALE.


One of my favorite comedy bits and it was recorded right here in Chicago at The Vic Theater.  Now back to nursing my rubberized tongue (which won’t stop me from finishing those burritos either).