29 Facts About Jim Gaffigan

1. Jim Gaffigan has stated on stage, and elsewhere, that he is a practicing Catholic.

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2. Jim Gaffigan is a regular commentator on CBS Sunday Morning, for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 2016.

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3. Jim Gaffigan credits her with "coaching" him through his performance in That Championship Season.

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4. Jim Gaffigan signed with Crown Publishing in June 2013 to write a second book of comic essays.

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5. In 2013, Jim Gaffigan released Dad Is Fat, a title derived from the first complete sentence his eldest son wrote on a dry-erase board at the age of four or five.

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6. Jim Gaffigan was listed by Rolling Stone as one of the "25 funniest people on Twitter" in 2012.

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7. Jim Gaffigan produced a series of animated shorts for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, titled Pale Force.

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8. Jim Gaffigan voiced an animated version of himself on Pale Force with Conan O'Brien from 2005 to 2008.

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9. In October 2016, it was announced Jim Gaffigan will be joining the cast of the third season of the anthology drama series, Fargo.

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10. Jim Gaffigan plays an actor hired to collaborate in the experiments.

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11. Jim Gaffigan co-starred in the film Experimenter, a fictionalized account of the experiments of the Yale professor Dr Stanley Milgram.

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12. Jim Gaffigan called being on Broadway "an amazing experience, really hard but really fun.

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13. Jim Gaffigan was in an episode of The Daily Show as a man posing as a Daily Show correspondent who knows nothing about the show and simply wants to be seen with Jon Stewart.

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14. Jim Gaffigan left the show at the end of the third season.

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15. Jim Gaffigan was a regular cast member of the TBS original sitcom My Boys.

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16. Jim Gaffigan appeared in two movies chosen for the 2001 Sundance Film Festival: Super Troopers and 30 Years to Life.

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17. Jim Gaffigan appeared in an ad series for Sierra Mist alongside fellow comedian Michael Ian Black.

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18. Jim Gaffigan performed in a trio of Sierra Mist commercials for the 2007 Super Bowl as part of the Sierra Mist comedy ensemble "The Mis-Takes".

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19. In May 2014, Jim Gaffigan performed at the Make It Right Gala, an organization founded by Brad Pitt, which builds sustainable homes and buildings for communities in need.

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20. Jim Gaffigan performed at the 2013 CNN Heroes event, which celebrates everyday heroes doing extraordinary work around the world.

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21. Jim Gaffigan performed at the 2013 Stand Up for Heroes charity event benefitting the Bob Woodruff Foundation alongside fellow stand-up comedians Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby and Jon Stewart.

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22. Jim Gaffigan has performed stand-up to support charitable causes as well.

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23. On February 25, 2012, Jim Gaffigan taped a one-hour stand-up special—Mr Universe—at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC; it was nominated for a Grammy.

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24. In 2004 Jim Gaffigan's stand up material was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shortie.

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25. Jim Gaffigan has appeared at the "Just for Laughs" comedy festival in Montreal, Quebec numerous times.

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26. Jim Gaffigan is famous for his Hot Pocket routine, which was inspired by a commercial he saw that he mistook for a Saturday Night Live sketch.

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27. Jim Gaffigan attended Purdue University for one year, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, then transferred to Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where he graduated in 1988 with a degree in Finance.

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28. Jim Gaffigan co-created and starred in a TV Land television series based on his life called The Jim Gaffigan Show.

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29. Jim Gaffigan has had several successful comedy specials, including Mr Universe, Obsessed, and Cinco, all three of which received Grammy nominations.

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