Food Network personality and chef Guy Fieri has admitted that his dream is to star on Saturday Night Live.
The Next Food Network Star winner told AOL recently that he would like to appear on the late-night comedy show, despite it airing sketches mocking him.
“But always, as a dream as a kid I’ve always wanted to be on Saturday Night Live. So when they did the parody on me, that was the step. Oh my God, they recognized me! I am somebody!” says Fieri. Guy was played by actor Bobby Moynihan who was eaten by birds in a skit on the show.
He added: “Kinda like Steve Martin when his name was in the phonebook. So I don’t know, I’m fulfilling some dreams… and if they called I think that would be the crescendo of the career.”
The 46-year-old is currently promoting his next project, a cooking demonstration concert tour called The Guy Fieri Road Show.
This two-hour tour will combine a high-energy rock concert with some delicious food demos. Opening the show will be Australia’s own flair bartender Hayden “Woody” Wood. Woody will show guests how to shake up delicious drinks at home, while showcasing some of his bartending skills. Also appearing at The Guy Fieri Road Show is a still secret local chef – who do you think it is? Lastly, Guy will propel fans through the roof with an unscripted performance, complete with interactive food demos and all of the juicy behind the scenes stories you don’t want to miss.
Fieri is also celebrating the release of his second book: More Diners, Drive-ins and Dives: A Drop-Top Culinary Cruise Through America’s Finest and Funkiest Joints.
When asked what advice he would give to students attending culinary arts school, Fieri advocated starting with the basics.
“I know people want to be where I’m at, where Emeril is at, where Bobby (Flay) is at, but you’ve got to learn to play football before you play in the NFL,” he says. “The restaurant business is the toughest business I think there is. It takes endurance, problem solving, the ability to handle a big workload and stress. Work with people you admire, and don’t lie to yourself and say this is going to be an easy road.”
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