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Competitive eating musical documentary screening June 3

Crow’s Theatre in Leslieville, ON will show “CHEW: A Gastronomical Musical Odyssey into the Strange World of Competitive Eating” on June 3. The documentary will be screened online and tickets will include a home-delivered meal. The film has the following description:

As one competitor puts it: “It’s like a standing-still parade. We just happen to be eating food.” Over the course of several years, Montreal playwright Sarah Segal-Lazar interviewed dozens of competitive eaters in Canada and the States to figure out what drives them to stretch their stomachs beyond comprehension. Inspired by London Road and A Chorus Line, co-creators Segal-Lazar, Anika Johnson and Andrew Kushnir have discovered the ideal container for the excesses of the sport: a musical. Chew takes documentary theatre to new places, and competitive eating to new limits. Whether it’s tucking away tamales in Texas or pulverising pretzels in Providence, the reasons we do unreasonable things can be most surprising of all.

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Darron Breeden wants to perform the national anthem at the Nathan's finals on his electric guitar.
Darron Breeden recorded a cover of "Born to Love You" on electric guitar as the background music for a video of his 2019 competitive eating highlights.
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Youtube has a clip from Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party of Martha Stewart, Snoop, Don Cheadle and Sherri Shepherd competing in a hot pepper eating contest.
Kent Online reports that Libertines frontman Pete Doherty completed the breakfast challenge at the Dalby Cafe in Cliftonville, England in 19:30, beating the time limit by 30 seconds.
RIP Aretha Franklin. While best known for her musical career, she was also an actress in one of the most famous big eating scenes in American cinema history: "4 fried chickens and a Coke" from The Blues Brothers. (Her husband in that scene, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, passed away earlier this year in June)
Odilon Green has released "The King of July 4", a mini-album of songs about competitive eating.
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.
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.
The Roadhouse Diner in Great Falls, MT produced a song in the style of 1980s metal to promote its burger eating contest on June 10 awarding $300 to the winner and $200 to the runner up. There will also be a women-only contest awarding $100.
Joey Fatone of NSYNC will be present in Orlando from 5 - 8 pm today for the launch of a hot dog eating challenge at his restaurant, Fat Ones Dogs.
"That Girl Died", the first track on the new album by The Sheckies, is a tribute to Stephanie Torres, who passed away in 2015.
The video for "Consume or be Consumed" in which the UK punk duo Slaves compete in a hot dog eating contest was awarded best music video by the British magazine New Musical Express. Mike "Mike D" Diamond of the Beastie Boys produced and made a cameo in the video.
City Journal has an account of the Amarillo Opera's meal at the Big Texan where a Croatian tenor attempted the 72 ounce steak challenge.
The UK punk duo Slaves compete in a hot dog eating contest in their new video for "Consume or be Consumed". Mike "Mike D" Diamond of the Beastie Boys produced and contributed a verse. (via NME)
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The Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer uploaded a video of their attempts at the 28 inch pizza challenge at Russo's Pizzeria in Houston originally recorded in July 2013.
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CBS Local has an interview with Matt Stonie about the music he listens to during contests. He says that being a guitarist would be his post competitive-eating dream job.

Eric “Badlands” Booker on Fink Beats the Stomach

Eric “Badlands” Booker interview on the Fink Beast the Stomach is now available. Some notes:

  • He says he used his payment from Wife Swap for a down payment on a house and that Charles Hardy, Cookie Jarvis and Joe Menchetti were finalists for that program
  • He plans to collaborate with Crazy Legs Conti on a “hip hopera” set in the competitive eating world
  • He would like to see the release of Stick to Blogging 2 by Brian Seiken, which he claims is 50% finished

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AllKPop.com has a post about Yura of the k-pop group Girl's Day finishing a spicy pasta challenge.
Aaron Ybarra has a blog entry about his competitive eating career which mentions his appearance on the competitive eating episode of Bones and recording a song with Mary Bowers.
Newshopper.co.uk has an article about the series of dessert eating contest videos produced by London rapper Joe Grind.
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