Dan Levy to Host a Brunch (!!) Cooking Competition (!!!)

The Jewish actor will return to his hosting roots in "The Big Brunch" and we cannot wait.

Jewish gays, brunch lovers, “Schitt’s Creek” fans, lend me your ears: Dan Levy is creating a new cooking competition series called “The Big Brunch” for HBO Max!!!

Though there’s no set premiere date for the show, nor are there specific details on the competition format, “The Big Brunch” sounds like it’ll be both mouth-watering and inspiring. Competing chefs, who are to be previously undiscovered in the culinary world, will receive a spotlight to share their stories and business endeavors; all the while they will be asked “to find innovative and personal ways to redefine what it means to dine between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m,” per Variety.

OK, yum.

“Everybody has a friend, a family member, or a co-worker that is extraordinary at what they do, they just need a leg up so that their talents can be appreciated on a larger scale,” Levy, the co-creator and star of “Schitt’s Creek,” son of Eugene Levy and one of the most stylish Jewish celebs out there, said in a press release. “Thanks to an almost obsessive love of food, I’ve been lucky enough to come across many of those people in the culinary world — friends working out of cafes or food trucks, revolutionizing the menus at local diners — those special humans who create communities around their cooking, hoping to take their skills to the next level. I created this show for them, the local culinary heroes of America who deserve a spotlight. That, and who doesn’t want to watch maple syrup being poured slowly over a golden stack of perfectly cooked, creme brûlée inspired French toast?”

Dan, you are absolutely correct; our only request is that you somehow have a cross-over moment with fellow Jewish comedian Matt Lucas and the Jewish-adjacent Jürgen Krauss from “The Great British Baking Show.”

It’s worth noting that this won’t be Dan’s first rodeo in competitive cooking or as a host. At 21, he started his career on “The After Show,” “The Hills: The After Show,” and “MTV Live” on MTV Canada, and hosted the first two seasons of “The Great Canadian Baking Show.”

Auditions for “The Big Brunch” are currently open, so if you make a mean challah French toast, tasty bagel sandwich or breakfast latke to-die-for, you should considering applying here!

Evelyn Frick

Evelyn Frick (she/they) is a writer and associate editor at Hey Alma. She graduated from Vassar College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. In her spare time, she's a comedian and contributor for Reductress and The Onion.

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