New York Giants Lineman David Diehl Makes Comedy Debut, Makes Fun Of Brett Favre
In May 2009, New York Giants offensive lineman, David Diehl made his first appearance at Comix Comedy Club in Manhattan, sharing the screen alongside a group known as 12 Angry Mascots.
In fact, Diehl was a last-minute replacement for Nate Robinson at the comedy club. Robinson couldn’t appear in the show due to some family emergency and Diehl appeared in two sketches showcasing his comedic talents in two sketches, both humorously targeting Brett Favre, a former football quarterback.
In the first sketch, David appeared as an indecisive Favre ordering in a restaurant, struggling to choose between a bacon cheeseburger and cheese ravioli. The punchline humorously points out that if you’re in a restaurant that serves both of those, the best decision mightn’t be either one.
In the second sketch, the former offensive lineman continued as Favre but this time making fun of Boston sports fans. Although no video footage is available at present, Mike Garfolo of the Newark Star-Ledger was there and explained a complete rundown of the show.
Diehl interrupted a segment with the show’s host, Scott Rogowsky, and Nick Stevens, who was playing a character called Fitzy, an obnoxious Boston fan sent to the stage to irritate the New York audience.
Diehl, now wearing a Vikings hat, was supposed to be Favre in his current dilemma of whether to return to play for Minnesota. But Fitzy started “breaking the fourth wall,” as Rogowsky put it, and began heckling Diehl, calling him “the left tackle who held Adalius Thomas’ facemask so that he could not sack Eli Manning” before David Tyree’s catch on the winning drive of the Giants’ upset over the Patriots.
“Dude you have no idea how difficult it was for me to go through Super Bowl XLII,” Fitzy told Diehl. “Ralph Fiennes carrying a dead Kristen Scott Thomas at the end of ‘The English Patient’ was not as upset as I was coming out of my drunk uncle’s house after watching Super Bowl XLII. Hey, Diehl, guess what – You ruined everything!”
Diehl took it in stride, saying, “I never thought I’d see this – an obnoxious, self-conscious Boston fan.” He later went on to take a shot at Bill Belichick’s cut-off sweatshirts: “Either he’s going to Venice Beach or he’s going to Suzanne Summers’ ’80s (workouts). We need to get him in some leggings.”
After his magnificent appearance in the comedy club, Diehl may find another gig as a guest on Michael Strahan’s new show. It is believed that David would perform better on TV than Tiki Barber, a former professional football player.