Tag: Jim Gaffigan

Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

Smith dinner’s tone lighthearted, but abuse crisis not ignored in remarks

| Beth Griffin | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the current toxic environment where political rivals describe each other as “evil” and “enemies,” it is imperative to remember that in America, “our political opponents are not evil, they are just our opponents,” according to Ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Catholic-friendly comedian Gaffigan to take main stage at the Minnesota State Fair

Catholic-friendly comedian Gaffigan to take main stage at the Minnesota State Fair

| February 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gaffigan, a Catholic who occasionally uses his faith tastefully in his comedy routines, will perform at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand 8 p.m. Aug. 26. He is known for his clean-style comedy, TV show and books, with a focus on fatherhood, marriage and food — especially Hot Pockets. He performed for Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in 2015.

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Gaffigans offer Catholic University graduates witty banter, sage advice

Gaffigans offer Catholic University graduates witty banter, sage advice

| Maureen Boyle | May 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

True happiness exists in the love of faith, family and fresh guacamole, comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, told more than 1,700 graduates of the Class of 2016 during The Catholic University of America’s 127th annual commencement on May 14.

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‘Creed,’ ‘Room,’ ‘The Martian’ among newest Christopher Award winners

‘Creed,’ ‘Room,’ ‘The Martian’ among newest Christopher Award winners

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The well-received feature films “Creed,” “The Martian” and “Room” are among 21 winners of Christopher Awards announced March 30 in New York.

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

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

| Mark Pattison | November 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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‘Jim Gaffigan Show’ treats Catholicism seriously, but in a funny way

‘Jim Gaffigan Show’ treats Catholicism seriously, but in a funny way

| Maria Macina and John Mulderig | August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

So plaudits are due to the folks behind the new TV Land program “The Jim Gaffigan Show.” Remarkably, they’ve managed to strike just the right balance between the weighty topic of religious devotion and the comically challenging situations to which the exercise of Catholic piety can all too often lead in today’s mixed-up world.

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