Earlier this week, the two women behind a web-based cooking comedy, Oz actors and directors Kate McCartney and Kate McLennan, launched all six existing episodes at once on YouTube. I binge-watched all of them yesterday and am smitten. Acerbic, zany, and more than a little neurotic (McCartney, having “a largely ornamental gut,” is “food intolerant”), the Katering Show is the parody that Martha Stewart and Paula Deen have richly deserved for a long time.
In the final episode, below, the Kates, who say they’re atheists, take on preparing the traditional Christmas family feast — but without their families. That’s because, as McLellan says,
“… those family Christmases are private, and not to be discussed or filmed, we’re being told by our families’ lawyers.”
Beware: There’s inter-host hostility, diarrhea-causing holly, and turkey fisting.
An interview with the pair is here.
The Katering Show is the freshest and tastiest small-screen debut I’ve seen in many months. Eat up.