Costarring a cast of improv geniuses including Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone, Stephen Root, Diedrich Bader, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Gary Anthony Williams, and Sam Pancake, the zesty COOK-OFF! is an affectionate nod to ordinary Americans who believe they’re one dollop of spray cheese away from achieving their dreams.
Cook Off! is written and directed by Cathryn Michon, also stars Wendy McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Diedrich Bader, Gary Anthony Williams, Jennifer Cox, Louie Anderson, Ben Falcone and Phil LaMarr, and opens November 17.
Enter Cook Off! Melissa McCarthy leads a cast of misfits who all enter a million-dollar cooking competition… but they might not all have million-dollar ideas.
The style puts one in mind of Christopher Guest’s Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, which both sent up two weird and wonderful American pastimes: dog shows and folk music.