When Jim Gaffigan is a guest on late-night talk shows, the subject often turns to Gaffigan's family--specifically, how he and his wife manage living with five children in a two-bedroom New York apartment. The better question might be how, living with six people, the Grammy-nominated comic is able to work--because the guy works a lot. Gaffigan's most recent Comedy Central special, Obsessed, was one of his most successful--the only thing in its timeslot that drew more men 18-34 was the NBA playoffs. The comedian is on a five-month tour with more than 40 stops. Meanwhile, he regularly appears in film and television--he even has an eponymous series in the works. But there's more. Gaffigan is also a New York Times bestselling author. His first book, Dad Is Fat (Crown Publishing), was released in spring 2013 and his next, Food: A Love Story (Crown Publishing), comes out Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Suddenly, a couple of errands like going to the bank and the grocery store don't sound like such a huge pain in the ass.