Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale
Image (2006)
Comedy, Stand Up
In Collection
#466
0*
Seen ItNo
014381309829
IMDB   7.9
71 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   UR (Unrated)
Jim Gaffigan Himself
Jeannie Noth Herself
Director
Michael Drumm
Producer Michael Drumm
Andrea Allen
Jim Gaffigan
Writer Jim Gaffigan

Under the white guy "everyman" exterior lurks one of the cleverest original comedians of today. An established star in standup comedy and a frequent guest on the late shows of David Letterman and Conan O'Brien, Jim Gaffigan is a noted actor as well, from comedic turns in Super Troopers, That 70s Show and Sex and the City to dramatic roles in dozens of films and TV dramas. But here his unique comedy persona takes over -- cantankerous but endearing, clean but cutting, with an irrepressible "inside voice" that keeps wickedly popping out - to the delight of the audience in Chicago's historic Vic Theater. And now you can share their guffaws.
Edition Details
Distributor Image Entertainment
Release Date 2/7/2006
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen (1.78:1)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
DTS 5.1 [English]
Stereo [English]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
"Mr. Chicago" Eat Dinner with Jim Jim's First Stand-Up Performance (1/27/91) How to Break into Stand-Up Comedy A Short Cartoon of Jim Jim Makes the News

Notes
My wife and I watched this, primarily as a distraction while she was on the verge of labor with our first child, and we absolutely laughed our respective asses off. I can't say for certain that it actually sped the labor, but it's entirely possible that it did so.

Gaffigan is a comic genius with remarkably impeccable timing and phrasing, as well as a penchant for the completely random subject material, especially when random has anything to do with food... There seems to be a very special place in his heart for Hot Pockets, and his ability to speak the thoughts of the audience is clear demonstration of his ability to both read and steer his fans and critics alike.

If you like stand-up, watch this recording - Brilliant!