John M. Becker

In an Epic Rant, Lewis Black Unloads on Barilla Pasta

Filed By John M. Becker | October 03, 2013 1:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Barilla, Daily Show, Italy, Jon Stewart, Lewis Black, pasta

lewis_black.jpgComedian and Daily Show contributor Lewis Black went on a tear this week on the subject of Barilla pasta, whose CEO recently sparked an international controversy when he said his company doesn't much like gays, and if gay people have a problem with that, they should eat someone else's pasta.

In a special segment, Black tore into Guido Barilla, lampooning the concept of the "traditional Italian family" with a montage of movie and TV clips depicting Italian families fighting at the dinner table to make the point that Italian families are just as delightfully dysfunctional as all other families.

As always, Black is absolutely hilarious. While he really needs to stop using the outdated and unacceptable term "lifestyle" to describe homosexuality, the rest of the sketch is pitch perfect.


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