The National Comedy Center and Chautauqua Institution have announced that stand-up comedian, Jim Gaffigan, and director, producer, and wife, Jeannie Gaffigan, will be participating in a special discussion exploring the role of comedy in religion and life on Friday, Aug. 4 at 10:45 a.m. during a week titled “Comedy and the Human Condition,” July 31 – Aug. 6. This special week of comedy dialogues will take place at the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution, that has welcomed nine U.S. presidents, three supreme court justices and some of the world’s most significant thought-leaders in history.

About Jeannie Gaffigan

Jeannie Gaffigan is a writer and producer, known for her work with husband, Jim Gaffigan. She has co-written and co-produced all five of Gaffigan’s comedy specials, also serving as the director on his fifth special.  Two of CDs from these specials, “Mr. Universe” and “Obsessed,” were nominated for Grammy Awards. Additionally, she served as co-writer for Jim’s two books, “Dad is Fat” which was on the New York Times Bestseller list for 17 weeks, and was also the Hudson book of the year. “Food: A Love Story” spent 10 weeks on the New York Times best seller list.

About Jim Gaffigan

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. Last year, Gaffigan became one of only ten comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden and had the honor of performing for Pope Francis and over one million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.  Additionally, the streaming site Pandora recently announced that Gaffigan is the most popular comedian among its users with over 647 million spins to date.

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