It was a warm summer day when I listened to a voice mail from a Funny or Die producer. I called the producer back and determined that I was referred by a long time friend and fellow PI Bob Kurz. Apparently Bob loved pizza but hated the limelight, unlike yours truly. All I was told by the producer was that I needed to find the world’s largest deep dish pizza and then read my findings into a camera at a Giordano’s pizza joint on Rush Street. No problem. My accomplices at the office, Peggy Shapiro and Sherry Kneitz did most of the research while I was to read all of the lines.
What the Funny or Die people failed to mention was that I would also be working with Dave Franco (21 Jump Street’s bad boy) and Chris Mintz-Plasse (Superbad’s McLovin). So when I arrived to the set that September 11 morning, I had no idea that these were real actors on a mission. So imagine my surprise when I met these two guys!
What was it like working with Dave and Chris? I can only say that they could not have been nicer and were so very encouraging. I had a blast. And Geno of Giordano’s made sure I went home with a non-record breaking stuffed pizza as well. People ask me why I decided to do it. I tell them, “I kneaded the dough!”
Sponsored by LG Electronics promoting their new G2 Android phone, Dave & Chris took their It’s All Possible tour across the country this past summer. You can see more stops on the tour by clicking this link: Investigating the World’s Largest Deep Dish Pizza.