Waiters Nauseated By Food, A Brilliant 1996 Comedy Sketch Featuring Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell

In a 1996 sketch from the the short-lived sketch comedy show The Dana Carvey Show, comedians Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell brilliantly play a couple of waiters who are extremely nauseated by food and do their best to contain themselves when reading the day’s specials to a customer.

In 2008, The Daily Show co-creator Madeleine Smithberg said that it was this sketch that made her want to hire each of them during a live “Inside Media” interview at The Paley Center for Media.

It was this skit from the Dana Carvey Show called “Waiters Who Are Nauseated By Food” and I get a lot of tapes, and most of them not that great, and this thing just cracked me up.

Carell and Colbert attempted to re-inact the sketch again in 2019 on The Late Show.