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Description: Dad Is Fat: Jim Gaffigan
Fresh and hilarious observations on family life from popular comedian--and father of five!--Jim Gaffigan.
Jim Gaffigan never imagined he would have his own kids. Though he grew up in a
large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup
comedian, and was content to be "that weird uncle who lives in an apartment by himself
in New York that everyone in the family speculates about." But all that changed when he
married and found out his wife, Jeannie "is someone who gets pregnant looking at
babies." Five kids later, the comedian whose riffs on everything from Hot Pockets to
Jesus have scored millions of hits on YouTube, started to tweet about the mistakes and
victories of his life as a dad. Those tweets struck such a chord that he soon passed the
million followers mark. But it turns out 140 characters are not enough to express all the
joys and horrors of life with five kids, so hes' now sharing it all in Dad Is Fat.
From new parents to empty nesters to Jim's twenty-something fans, everyone will
recognize their own families in these sharply observed and explosively funny takes on
everything from cousins ("celebrities for little kids") to growing up in a big family ("I
always assumed my father had six children so he could have a sufficient lawn crew") to
changing diapers in the middle of the night ("like The Hurt Locker but much more
dangerous") to bedtime (aka "Negotiating with Terrorists").
$32 includes your ticket and a copy of the book Dad is Fat!
60 mins with no intermission
This is a Brown Bag event. Please feel free to bring your own lunch!