Mo Rocca to Star in Cooking Channel Special 'My Grandmother's Ravioli' (Exclusive)

5:00 AM PST 01/09/2012 by THR Staff
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Former Daily Show correspondent Mo Rocca is going to the right place to learn how to cook: the Cooking Channel.

 Rocca will star in an hour-long special called My Grandmother’s Ravioli, in which the satirical comic receives cooking lessons from America’s grandmothers and grandfathers. The special, which is being eyed as a potential series, is set to air Feb 19 on Cooking Channel.   

“At 42, I’m finally figuring out how to cook,” Rocca tells THR. “My grandmother was a great cook and her ravioli was what I remember from my childhood. I wish I could go back in time and show up to her apartment a few hours before we ate, so that's the show.”

 The special, from executive producers Lauren Deen and Gideon Evans, will allow Rocca to “insinuate myself into people’s families," he says, including a filipino grandmother and an Italian grandfather who teach him how to make special dishes.

Rocca, repped by Gersh and manager Don Epstein at Greater Talent Network, is a prolific TV actor, writer and commentator. In December he was promoted to "correspondent" on CBS Sunday Morning, after contributing for years to that show.

 

 

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