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Jim Gaffigan

Forfatter af Dad is Fat

17+ Værker 2,065 Medlemmer 146 Anmeldelser

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James Christopher "Jim" Gaffigan was born July 7, 1966 in Indiana. He graduated from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business in 1988 and became a stand-up comedian. Gaffigan is also known for routines or skits relating to being lazy and eating food, especially popular routines vis mere regarding Hot Pockets, cake, and bacon. In 2004 Gaffigan's stand up material was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties. His 2006 album, Beyond the Pale, consisted primarily of material regarding food and American eating habits. The album was accompanied by an hour-long special on Comedy Central of the same name, which was released on DVD. His 2009 album, King Baby, was also a television special filmed in Austin, Texas at the end of his "The Sexy Tour". Gaffigan produced a series of animated shorts for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, titled Pale Force, in which the animated Gaffigan and O'Brien are superheroes who fight crime with their extremely pale skin. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013 with his title Dad is Fat and in 2014 with Food: A Love Story. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Jim Gaffigan

Dad is Fat (2013) 1,238 eksemplarer, 89 anmeldelser
Food: A Love Story (2014) — Forfatter — 763 eksemplarer, 51 anmeldelser
Jim Gaffigan - Beyond the Pale (2008) 20 eksemplarer
King Baby (2009) — Forfatter — 14 eksemplarer
Beyond the Pale (2006) 6 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Doin' My Time (2004) — Forfatter — 6 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Obsessed (2015) 4 eksemplarer
Being Frank (2018) 2 eksemplarer
O Pai é Badocha 1 eksemplar
Quality Time (2019) 1 eksemplar
American Dreamer (2019) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

13 Going On 30 [2004 film] (2004) — Actor — 396 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
17 Again [2009 film] (2009) 238 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 154 eksemplarer
Luca [2021 film] (2021) — Actor — 91 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
It's Kind of a Funny Story [2010 film] (2010) — Actor — 43 eksemplarer
Chappaquiddick [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 22 eksemplarer
That '70s Show: Season Six — Actor — 22 eksemplarer
Experimenter [2015 film] (2016) — Actor — 21 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Chuck [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 11 eksemplarer
Peter Pan & Wendy [2023 film] (2023) — Actor — 8 eksemplarer
Playmobil: The Movie [2019 film] (2019) — Actor — 8 eksemplarer
Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania [2022 film] (2022) — Actor — 5 eksemplarer
Light from Light — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
Strip Search [2004 Film] (2004) — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
Duck Duck Goose [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
1966-07-07
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Erhverv
stand-up comedian

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3.5 because Jim Gaffigan has quite the knack for narration.
 
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jenkies720 | 50 andre anmeldelser | Jun 7, 2024 |
3 Stars

The best comedians can lend a sense of camaraderie, relating to the audience with funny anecdotes of shared experiences, commiserating in mutual exasperation and frustration.

I wouldn’t personally know, but Gaffigan surely excels here in talking about all things parenting and reveling in its exhausting rewarding glory.
 
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A_Reader_Obsessed | 88 andre anmeldelser | Apr 21, 2024 |
Road trip audiobook!

I love Jim Gaffigan's stand-up routines and this book borrows liberally from them and fills out its pages with fresh jokes and insights about junk food, restaurants, and holidays.

This 2014 book has some problematic references to indigenous people and a very dated reference to the dieting success of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle before, y'know, all the child porn and pedophilia.

After listening to the audiobook, I skimmed through the paper edition, but the main difference was the inclusion of many cute but unnecessary pictures of Gaffigan's wife and children.… (mere)
 
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villemezbrown | 50 andre anmeldelser | Jan 11, 2024 |
This is a very funny, very silly set of musings by stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan on one of his favorite topics: food. The slightly rambling nature of it is very similar to his stand-up act as opposed to a more structured memoir or comedy narrative; it's all in Gaffigan's tried and true gently curmudgeonly, schlubby American Dad persona.

The first half of the book is the funniest, with the Jim Gaffigan Food Map and its various regions providing a lot of excellent material. My favorite chapters were the ones about "Seabugland" (the northeast), and Gaffigan's distinct lack of interest in lobsters, oysters, or crabs. (I will now always think of oysters as "snot on a rock.") This level of quality continues up to his descriptions of how his famous "Hot Pocket" routine came to be - the one real piece of genuine personal insight in the book, and very funny, too.

After that, the book starts to taper off. It's better to get in and get out of these comedy books, and once Gaffigan starts giving capsule impressions of fast food restaurants that aren't McDonald's, pizza chains, and breakfast places, the concept is starting to feel a little long in the tooth. 350 pages - or 7 hours, if you listen to the audiobook (which, in fairness, is an excellent performance) - is probably pushing it, to be honest.

Still, so much of it is so funny that it's an easy recommend for a pick-me-up. No matter what you like to eat - or don't like to eat - you should find some chapters here to your taste.
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½
 
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saroz | 50 andre anmeldelser | Dec 25, 2023 |

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17
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Medlemmer
2,065
Popularitet
#12,443
Vurdering
½ 3.7
Anmeldelser
146
ISBN
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