Rachel Wenitsky Has Excellent Taste in Office Lunch

Thanks to the coronavirus, comedians are now trapped at home like the rest of us, so we decided that while we’re all self-quarantining, we’d do something a little different from our usual “Follow Friday” column. Instead of interviewing up-and-coming comedians we love on Twitter, we’re going live on Instagram every week to check in on some of our favorite people in comedy and get a firsthand look into how they’re handling the pandemic. So welcome to our new version of the column, now titled “Follow (From a Safe Distance) Friday.”

This week, I braved technical difficulties and the threat of cancellation for a chitchat with Rachel Wenitsky (The Tonight Show, Friends Who Folk, wherever jack-o’-lanterns light up the autumn evening) about how she’s doing in the dog days of quar. She weighed the pros and cons of being canceled, talked about the original thoughts that only she has ever thought (example: I’m tired), and detailed the wonder that is the the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. She also got nostalgic about the best part of being in-person in a writers’ room, which is obviously ordering lunch: “I one time, last year, ordered a single burrata and a plate of mashed potatoes to my office. And we have these amazing interns who are all college kids working their dream internships and to call one into your office and say ‘Can you run out and grab me a burrata and some mashed potatoes?’ is like the worst thing you can do.”

You can find Rachel on Twitter and Instagram at @rachelwenitsky.

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Rachel Wenitsky Has Excellent Taste in Office Lunch