DELRAY BEACH – For those full of bologna, this is your day.
Sunday, October 24, 2021 is National Bologna Day. As you might expect, South Florida comics have plenty of bologna thoughts.
Some of comedy’s heavy hitters are included in the above funny video, including Mark Normand, Bret Ernst, Dean Napolitano, Dexter Angry, Zach Bugarin, Hennessy Williams and Charly Esturilho. Sure, Normand doesn’t have any natural ties to the South Florida comedy scene, but he recently performed at a Sadman Comedy Productions show, after which he kindly shared his thoughts on Bologna Day. So why not include him? He’s one of the nation’s top comics, after all.
As for Napolitano and Ernst, they spend enough time in Palm Beach and Broward counties to consider the area their adopted home. Watch this video and you’ll quickly learn that not everyone feels the same about bologna.
How did Bologna get it’s name – and it’s peculiar spelling? Well, it’s a kind of sausage common to the city of Bologna, Italy. Generally speaking, bologna consists of finely ground pork, beef – or both – along with spices.
In America, bologna is mostly considered a sandwich meat, and several of the comics in the above Seize The Day video reflect on the bologna sandwiches of their youth. Recently it’s become more common to fry bologna and serve it either with a dipping sauce as an appetizer or on a bun like a hamburger.
Observing National Bologna day is easy. Simply make a bologna sandwich – or five. One great aspect of bologna is that it can handle any sandwich topping, including ketchup, mustard, mayo, onions, tomato and lettuce.
And if you feel the urge to post a picture of that bologna on social media, make sure the hashtag #NationalBolognaDay accompanies the photo.
Not a fan of bologna? Oct. 24 is also National Food Day, United Nations Day and National Mother-In-Law Day. National Bologna Day is looking better than ever, no?
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