With Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan, it’s a family affair

WASHINGTON — Jim Gaffigan, the comic actor known both for his funny books like “Dad Is Fat” and “Food: A Love Story” and his inclusion of his Catholicism in his stand-up routines, has a close collaborator: his wife, Jeannie.

“For comedians to have a writing partner is very rare,” Jim said. “I was rather reluctant to get in with anyone. But Jeannie was so good.”

“We’re truly partners,” Jeannie Gaffigan said during a June 11 teleconference with Jim to promote their TV Land cable sitcom, “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” She doesn’t finish his sentences, but she can finish his jokes. “I can write in Jim’s voice well,” she added. “I can understand his views about bacon. They’re not my point of view about bacon, but I know how his point of view is funnier.”

The show is scheduled to premiere on TV Land July 15 (Check local listings for time). A sneak peak of the show can be viewed on his website, www.jimgaffigan.com.
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The wife and I have enjoyed the new show.  Jim's wife Jeannie(the "Shi'ite Catholic") is from Milwaukee.


  1. Catholic Answers did a podcast with Jim's wife. I have not listened to it, but I'm assuming its interesting: http://www.catholic.com/focus/24


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