Natasha Leggero deals with rats in the kitchen on TBS cooking show

Comic Natasha Leggero was at first reluctant to choose on her most up-to-date gig hosting the TBS sequence “Rat in the Kitchen.” 

“At first I was like, hold out, what? I should not be component of a cooking display, I’m famously a terrible chef,” Leggero, 48, told The Write-up. “I’ve obtained to make my daughter lunch every single morning, and which is a feat I wouldn’t want on any person. I’ve been seeking to make kale chips for like, 5 years now, and they always appear out at the same time wet and burnt.

“I do not have the contact.”

“Rat in the Kitchen area,” airing Thursdays at 9 p.m., is a actuality sequence that’s component cooking competition and aspect “whodunit” secret. Each individual episode features a distinct team of chefs (both of those property qualified amateurs and those with culinary-university working experience) who cook dinner various dishes with the target to earn a cash prize up to $50,000 and split it between the team.

Natasha Leggero smiles.
Natasha Leggero hosts new cooking display “Rat in the Kitchen.”
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The capture: a single particular person in their ranks is a “rat” who is secretly aiming to sabotage their dishes. They will have to guess who it is, and thwart the rat’s attempts … otherwise, the rat could possibly get property the prize dollars instead of the group. 

“When I located out [celebrity chef judge Ludo Lefebvre] was associated, he’s these kinds of an remarkable chef, and I got to meet up with him,” stated Leggero. “He’s so gifted and passionate about foodstuff. It was a seriously exciting blend, because he can keep on being significant about foodstuff, and his standards are so large. And I can just be there building jokes about it all. It was also entertaining to roast the food — no one particular gets mad at issues you say to foodstuff.”

Natasha Leggero and Ludo Lefebvre share a high five over a woman's head while she cooks.
Natasha Leggero and Ludo Lefebvre share a substantial -five though a contestant cooks.
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Natasha Leggero and Ludo Lefebvre stand in the middle and oversee two wannabe chefs.
Natasha Leggero and Ludo Lefebvre stand in the center and oversee two wannabe cooks.
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Leggero, very best recognised for the Comedy Central collection “Another Period,”  (2015-2018, reported that she and Lefebvre (ABC’s “The Taste”), were just as in the dark as all people else. 

“Neither of us knew [who the rat was] and that was aspect of the pleasurable,” she explained. “It’s pretty much like ‘Clue’ or ‘Knives Out.’ We get to determine out just about every episode who the rat is together with the audience. That was the nuts thing — we were being floored.

“I’m so happy that we didn’t know,” she reported. “It was so entertaining for Ludo and I to convene after all people had offered their dishes and just really attempt to figure out who the [saboteur] was. Truthfully, we were not right quite often, so the rats seriously did an astounding career. You have these preconceived notions in your head. And you’re like, very well this person would absolutely be the rat! And from time to time these people today would be so very pleased of these dishes that ended up actually disgusting, just mainly because their recipes were lousy! So, there was that, far too.”

Natasha Leggero  (right) and Ludo Lefebvre (left) stand side by side looking serious.
Natasha Leggero (proper) and Ludo Lefebvre (remaining) also did not know who the rat was in just about every episode.
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She reported that the most unappetizing dishes she experienced to try to eat on the demonstrate ended up raw rooster and uncooked shrimp, immediately after rats had properly sabotaged the cooking procedure prior to the food stuff was introduced to Leggero and Lefebvre.

“I was commonly rooting for the team, mainly because far more folks would get the income. It is both five people today get to split the money or one individual receives all of it,” she reported. “But, if I was on the display, I’d want to be the rat, mainly because it looks like it would be so enjoyable to determine out how to trick everybody.”