Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 12 min
  • 7.8  (4,202)

Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale is a 2006 comedy special film featuring stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan. The film was directed by Jay Karas and produced by Vaughn Miller, Lou Wallach, and Joey De Piedro. Jim and his wife Jeannie Gaffigan, who is also a writer and producer, were executive producers of the film. The film is about Jim Gaffigan's experiences with life, food, and growing up. The film has a relaxed and casual essence to it, as Jim interacts with the audience in a warm and witty way. The comedian's deadpan humor is his signature and has become part of his persona. He's best known for his commentary on the absurdity of everyday life, which is what he explores extensively in this special.

The film begins with Jim discussing his love for bacon, which is an ongoing theme throughout the film. He talks about how he loves it so much that he feels he could eat it with every meal. He also pokes fun at the people who use food as an excuse for their bad behavior, calling it "fun." One of the highlights of the special is Gaffigan's hilarious and relatable jokes about food, and in particular, fast food.

Throughout the film, Gaffigan also takes on the challenges of parenting. He talks about his five children and shares his take on child-rearing, pointing out how parents often view their kids as smarter than they really are. He makes some funny observations about family structure, and the way things change after having kids.

Gaffigan's social commentary is also on display in this film, as he takes on politics and the different political systems in the world. He talks about his skepticism of most political groups and how no matter what they say, their ultimate goal is to gain power.

The film is not just a series of jokes, though, it also features some touching moments. Jeannie Gaffigan makes an appearance in the film, and the couple shares an endearing moment where Jim jokes about how they fell in love. The humor here is grounded in the couple's shared experience, and it's this mix of genuine heart and humor that makes the special so endearing.

Overall, Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale is a genuinely hilarious and endearing comedy special. Gaffigan's tone is approachable and hilarious, and his unique humor style, coupled with his social commentary, makes this film stand out. His jokes about food will leave you giggling, while his commentary on politics and the hardships of parenthood will make you think. If you're in the mood for some light-hearted comedy and relatable humor about everyday life, Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale is definitely worth watching.

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    7.8  (4,202)