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Shea’s rebellion! Nathan’s hot dog man earns Coney kudos • Brooklyn Paper

Shea’s rebellion! Nathan’s hot dog man earns Coney kudos

He’s no hot dog: George Shea, who runs the annual Nathan’s frank-eating contest every July 4, will be honored by the Coney Island Sideshow freaks next week.
The Brooklyn Paper / Julie Rosenberg

George Shea, the P.T. Barnum of bile, the Bob Barker of barf, will be honored next Monday night by the freaks, geeks and other wonders of human curiosity at the Coney Island sideshow. “George turned a small event into an international sport on ESPN,” said Zigun, himself a connoisseur of publicity stunts. “I take all my hats off to him, including my derby and my straw.”

Coney Island USA benefit. 7 pm. Rebel NYC (251 W. 30th St., between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Manhattan). Tickets: $40. Call (718) 372-5159 for info.

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