James Christopher Gaffigan (born July 7, 1966) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer.
He was raised in Chesterton, Indiana. His material is often about fatherhood, observations, laziness, and food. He is also regarded as a "clean" comic, and was dubbed "The King of Clean Comedy" by the Wall Street Journal. He is a 5x Grammy nominee for best Comedy Album: Mr. Universe, Obsessed, Cinco, Noble Ape and Quality Time. His memoirs, Dad Is Fat (2013) and Food: A Love Story (2014), were New York Times Bestsellers. He twice won Emmy awards for his humor commentaries on CBS Sunday Morning. He co-created and starred in the critically acclaimed TV Land television series based on his life called The Jim Gaffigan Show.
He collaborates extensively with his wife, actress Jeannie Gaffigan, and together they have five children. They are Catholic, a topic that comes up in his comedy, and live in Manhattan, New York City.