Thursday, June 6, 2013
Jim Gaffigan is easily my favorite comedian. I first saw him on Comedy Central Presents and thought he was funny, but he stole my heart in Beyond the Pale with his "Hot Pocket" routine. I saw him perform Mr. Universe in Washington, DC at the Warner Theater in March 2012, and this week I got to see him do a Q&A with Scott Simon, host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. Although this wasn't a stand-up routine, he was just as hilarious. The best part was when he took questions from the audience. Kids were brave enough to ask questions, and they were so cute and genuine, asking things like, "How do you celebrate your birthday?" There was a book signing at the end, so I got him to inscribe "Enjoy your Hot Pocket!" in my new copy of Dad is Fat. Now I just need to read it!
I suggest you go to YouTube and watch every clip you can find of Gaffigan's routines. SO FUNNY!