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Jim Gaffigan on Political Correctness, Freedom, and "Game of Thrones"

Introduction 

Jim Gaffigan is a well-known actor, comedian, writer, and producer.

Gaffigan has multiple successful comedy specials such as ‘Obsessed’, ‘Mr. Universe’, ‘Cinco’ and ‘Quality Time’. He was raised in Indiana and his material is normally about fatherhood, food, laziness, and observations. 

As of 2022, Jim Gaffigan’s net worth is approximately $30 million. 

 

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Favorite Quotes From Jim Gaffigan

“Thanksgiving. It’s like we didn’t even try to come up with a tradition. The tradition is, we overeat. ‘Hey, how about at Thanksgiving we just eat a lot?’ ‘But we do that every day!’ ‘Oh. What if we eat a lot with people that annoy the hell out of us?’” – Jim Gaffigan

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“Whatever a writer gets paid for his book, it’s never enough. I think that’s true. It’s hard work. But in the end, you wrote a book. It’s something real and tangible that sits on a shelf forever.” – Jim Gaffigan

“I think comedians get too much credit or too much criticism for the style of comedy they do, and they generally do the style of comedy that works for them. There’s no kind of shrewd calculation going into the type of standup we all do. It’s like David Cross is supposed to be doing the David Cross’ type of standup.” – Jim Gaffigan

“In the end, the type of parent you are is going to be something that you carry with you. … Having multiple kids, it’s been a gift in a way. It’s keeping the priorities straighter.” – Jim Gaffigan

“As I go on in standup, I keep being described as cleaner and cleaner as I do each hour, they’re like, ‘It’s unbelievable how clean,’ ‘He’s the cleanest person in the world.’ And then I’ll do shows and people will be like, ‘You’re supposed to be so clean, but you’re talking about cancer.’” – Jim Gaffigan

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Awards and nominations

On April 26, 2014, Gaffigan received the award for Concert Comedian at the American Comedy Awards for his work.[94][95]

In 2007, Pale Force was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Broadband Program in the Comedy category. Gaffigan served as executive producer, writer, and lead actor.

In 2016, he won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program for his contributions as a commentator to CBS Sunday Morning.[96]

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