Jim Gaffigan Shares Laughs, Dad Stories

By Nick Kratsas- KDKA Morning News
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Fathers’ Day is just around the corner, and KDKA-AM’s Larry and John are talking to famous dad’s to get ready. Their first famous dad is comedian Jim Gaffigan, whose new book, “Dad Is Fat,” takes a comedic look at being a dad.

“‘Dad Is Fat’ comes from the first sentence that my son wrote, when he was five, on a dry erase board,” says Gaffigan. “He showed it to me, and then I put him up for adoption.”

His book is about parenting and his thoughts about fatherhood, and he says the joys of being a father is the unpredictability of kids.

“That’s the fun part of parenting- they change all the time, and you’re never certain how they’re going to behave,” Gaffigan said.

Besides being a great father and comedian, Gaffigan has a Pittsburgh connection.

“I did some commercials for the Pittsburgh Pirates a million years ago where I played the superfan,” says Gaffigan. “And I’ve performed in that theater that is named after the best ketchup in the world.”

Hear the rest of the conversation in the podcast below for more about Gaffigan’s book, “Dad Is Fat,” as well as anecdotes from his comedic career, and listen to The KDKA Morning News, weekdays 5-9 a.m., for more Larry and John.

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