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I was able to watch Jim Gaffigan: King Baby on Comedy Central recently.
I was very surprised by just how funny it actually was. I had never
heard of Jim when I started watching but now he is one of my favorite
comedians. His comedy does not use vulgar or "dirty" topics or
language, in fact I found myself laughing at most of it because I could
relate it to my personal experiences. His voice that is supposed to be
the thoughts of people in the audience is very funny, often making
comments that people would actually be thinking about.
Overall his performance was very good, Jim Gaffigan is a very funny man. After watching this show I actually watched his earlier show, Beyond Pale, which is just as funny as this one. So if you are looking for a good laugh pick up this DVD or CD because it will be well worth it.
Jim Gaffigan returns for his second major stand-up special. His approach has not changed a bit since the last time out as he continues mining the everyday for humour. Indeed, Gaffigan is a man who can stretch bacon for 10 minutes worth of material, and does stand atop the "white people problems" mountain. The recurring theme of laziness surfaces aplenty, as he uses it as a lens to view things like bowling, camping, hammocks, and fast food. Gaffigan does take a stroll through religion, but avoids controversy by simply using using situations out of the bible as backdrops for his fairly sanitized observations. Interesting to note that he uses his "audience" voice sparingly in this, except during the religious material, where he uses it as a defuser. Amusing if not entirely engaging.
Whenever Jim Gaffigan comes on television, I make sure to watch him.
This is because I find his humor very, very funny. On top of that, his
humor is also generally very clean and family-friendly--with little, if
any, cursing or 'blue humor'. Too often, clean comedians aren't funny
but he really is and I'd place him among the top five funniest stand-up
comics I've heard.
As you'd expect, Gaffigan talks about his old familiar topics--laziness, food, more laziness and just plain bizarre observations. In addition, in one small portion, he talks about religion. Now I didn't find this particularly offensive, but I know others will. If my mother-in-law had heard it, she clearly would have had a stroke (a minor one).
No need to write a really thorough review here. Jim Gaffigan has made a
name for himself with jokes about food and eating. He continues that
tradition here (discussing fast food and Waffle House) but branches out
into the joy of bowling.
Gaffigan is funny not so much for what he says but how he says it. Of course, that is true of most comics, but I think he has really turned it into an art. How else do you get millions of people to come to your shows and watch you on TV just to hear you talk about your experiences with lunch?
The way this was shown on Comedy Central with commercials was a bit tedious, but an uncut home version would be especially funny.
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