If there was a better known Cajun humorist than Justin Wilson I am unaware of it.
He was born in Roseland, Louisiana on April 24, 1914 and died at the age of 87 in 2001 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He didn’t start telling his humorous stories till he was a safety engineer giving talks on safety. The talks were putting his audiences to sleep so he started mixing in Cajun stories with his safety talks.
His daughter Sara Sue Easterly said they never knew who would show up for breakfast at their house. Governors Jimmie Davis and John McKeithen were among the visitors and Senator Russell B. Long paid a visit to the Wilson household.
He would become a nationwide celebrity when his cooking show Cajun Cooking With Justin Wilson was broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Network for many years.
Even someone not interested in cooking would watch the show more for his humor than his knowledge of cooking which was extensive.
His Cajun humor was recorded into many record albums and he also wrote many cookbooks.
Louisianians consider Justin Wilson as part of their heritage and will never forget him saying ” I garantee” many times on his cooking show.
Justin Wilson showing how to cook chicken gumbo on his show Cajun Cooking.
Justin Wilson telling a story about the Hush Puppy Olympics.
Justin Wilson telling about LSU football fans.