New York comedian remixes Governor Cuomo’s cookout requirement

This is in the Cuomo key.

A comedian-musician took advantage of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s distinctive cadence by setting up one of his coronavirus press conferences.

New York comedian Brooks Allison remixed Cuomo’s defense of his strict requirement for food with drinks on guitar, bass, and drums, with instruments reflecting the sometimes musical, sometimes monotonous cadences of the executive.

“We open dinners outside,” says Cuomo at the beginning of the song, which Allison posted in an Instagram video on Saturday.

“Dining is going with friends, sitting at a table, staying at the table and just connecting with … dining,” says Cuomo, at which point the beat drops and the word “dining” repeats eight times.

The song comes out in a breakdown with Cuomo clips breaking down the differences between a “chicken wing” and “sandwiches.”

Cuomo’s rules require that bars and restaurants must serve “substantial” food in order to also serve alcohol.

Some restaurants had decided to sell “Cuomo chips” to meet the original requirement, which has been on the books since 1964.

On Thursday, Cuomo said that fries and even chicken wings are not enough.

“To be a bar, you had to have food available: soups, sandwiches, etc. More than snacks, chicken wings,” he said, in the original clip that Allison remixed.

“You had to have some substantive food: the lowest level of substantive food was sandwiches.”