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The first three pages of Jeff Mahannah's comic about Tim "Eater X" Janus have been posted on his instagram: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3
Hungry, a film about competitive eating directed by Barry Rothbard and Jeff Cerulli, made Sports Illustrated's list of the 10 best unknown sports documentaries.
Panels from a comic strip starring Tim "Eater X" Janus by Jeff Mahannah have been posted on instagram.
Shimmerzine has a surrealistic short story by Sara Saab about a female competitive eater with an eight gallon stomach capacity who lives on a train after a mysterious force from the sea killed her family.
DeccanChronicle has an article about a new movie about Indian competitive eater Theeta Rapai. The BBC wrote an article about his retirement in 2006. TheNewsMinute also has an article about the film project. has a writeup of an interview Adam Richman did with Mike Chen of Strictly Dumpling. The former Man v. Food host claims that Munchies in Sarasota, FL put an entire bottle of ghost chili extract into its 420 hot wings challenge, which made breathing difficult.
Last night's episode of WWE Smackdown Live had a pancake eating contest where the objective was to break Matt Stonie's record of 113 pancakes in 8 minutes. Joey Chestnut was also mentioned. has has an article about tonight's episode of Man v Food, which will feature three restaurants in western Michigan. The challenge will be the DC Challenge at Dog Central in Mt. Pleasant, MI. The program will conclude the second season of the relaunch with Casey Webb; a third season with the new host has been announced. Broadway World reports that ratings have been improving.
Nef Jones has placed a casting call for a New York City area competitive eater to appear in a food-related ad for the TNT cable network. The winner will receive $1500 for a shoot the week of March 12.
Jeff Mahannah is drawing a comic about the Nathan's finals starring Tim "Eater X" Janus. has an interview with Joey Chestnut about competing in The Amazing Race. He says that Tim "Eater X" Janus was his first choice for partner and he wouldn't change that decision despite their elimination in Wednesday's episode. He says he is disappointed there was no big eating challenge during the race and he wishes he had ran more before starting to get in better shape. update Jan 30 Reality TV World also has an interview with Joey Chestnut.
Team Chomp, consisting of Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus, was eliminated from season 30 of The Amazing Race after they had difficulty solving a puzzle based on a Van Gogh painting at the end of last night's episode recorded in south France. They were beat out for the final spot by Team Wellstrung, a pair of bodybuilding violinists. Other challenges Team Chomp did yesterday included boating with a single person sailboat, catapult construction, sandal making and a bocce style game called petanque. Team Chomp was the only duo to attempt the painting challenge; other teams did a challenge in a Roman arena now used for bullfighting.
The Amazing Race youtube channel has a preview video for Wednesday's episode recorded in Tangiers, Morocco starring Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus. It appears one of the challenges Team Chomp will face will be belly dancing.
Youtube has an episode of Ripley's Believe it or Not containing a hot dog eating contest (starts around 34:00) in which "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti faced off against "Bayou" Boyd Bulot, who passed away in 2015.
The Amazing Race youtube channel has a video Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus doing the Icelandic drinks challenge that did not appear in last week's episode. Crossfit champion Katrín Davíðsdóttir was their server. There is another outtake video of "Team Chomp" discussing their competitive eating records.
Wayne Algenio announces that he will appear on the Action Bronson show tomorrow on the Viceland televison channel.
Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus, competing as Team Chomp, managed to avoid finishing in last place in yesterday's debut episode of the 30th season of The Amazing Race and will appear in week 2. The most daunting challenge of the episode was traversing a gorge in Iceland using a zipline. Teams also had to imbibe Icelandic alcohol; Team Chomp's drinking did not appear in the episode. This is not the first reality TV show, the duo appeared in. In a 2010 episode of Shaq vs. Joey Chestnut faced off in a hot dog eating contest against the NBA great after he was coached by Tim Janus (via 2 paragraphs) has an interview with Joey Chestnut about competing in The Amazing Race with Tim "Eater X" Janus as Team Chomp. He says he hopes to have an undefeated 2018 in competitive eating. The season will premier tomorrow on CBS.
Earlier today, Takeru Kobayashi faced off against a lion in an eating contest on a New Year's Day special for Japanese TV called Battle of Beauty and Beast. In 2003, Kobayashi competed against a bear in a hot dog eating contest on Fox's Man vs. Beast program. update Shrugu702 has a video clip of the program.
Youtube has an interview with Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" Janus about competing in the 30th season of The Amazing Race as "Team Chomp". The first episode of the series will be televised on January 3.
Times Herald Online has an article about Merlin Chestnut, father of Joey Chestnut, who works as a music teacher at Solana, CA Middle School. His students will perform a concert on December 20 at the 105 year old Empress Theater in Vallejo, CA.
CBS officially announced the two-person teams that will compete on season 30 of The Amazing Race starting on January 3. Joey Chestnut and Tim "Eater X" will be competing as "Team Chomp". In an interview, Joey Chestnut says he hopes to show the world "that competitive eaters are the best at solving problems". (video interview)
Season 30 of The Amazing Race will run on CBS from January 3, 2018 to February 21, 2018. One of the two person teams will consist of Joey Chestnut and Tim Janus.
The second season of Man v Food with new host Casey Webb will debut tomorrow night on the Travel Channel with new episodes recorded in Boston and Los Angeles. Other locations in the season will include Louisville, KY, St. Louis, Boise, ID, Daytona, FL, Grand Rapids, MI, the Ozarks, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Seattle and Burlington, VT.
John "Oink Oink" Bradley won a wing off at the WIP studio this morning to become the first person to qualify for Wing Bowl 26. A song about "Oink Oink" produced for his episode of The Practitioners is also available.
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