Pays In Bacon…Help Him In Chicago!

He’s got food and a place to lay his head tonight, Friday, September 14, but tomorrow? Who knows? For Josh Sankey, the actor and comedian has made it from New York to Chicago bartering with a 3,000-pound stockpile of Oscar Mayer butcher thick cut bacon.

It’s part of a promotion for the company he auditioned for–make it from New York to L.A. in two weeks using nothing but pack upon pack of bacon as currency–he’s completely without cash or cards. So far, gas, food, lodging and anything else he’s needed on his trip has cost him a little under 1,000 pounds of swine.

From Josh’s Twitter Page:

Engine 35 Truck 28 in Bucktown Chicago Fire Department hooked me up 2nite w lodging and grub!! Much respect 2 the Bravest!!!

If any Chicagoans are interested in putting Sankey and his camera crew up for the night, the best way to reach him, he said, is his Twitter handle @baconbarter.

He’s also been documenting the trip as he goes at and posting photos to Instagram. He’s got until Sept. 24 to make it to L.A., and though he didn’t think it would work at first, he thinks the ton of bacon he’s got left will get him to the west coast.

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