If you see the name Jim Gaffigan and you don’t instantly hear the faint, ethereal voice of a middle-aged Midwestern woman …then you don’t know Jim Gaffigan.
So let me introduce you to Mr. Muy Guapo:
Funny right? ^_^
So how did we start watching stand-up comedians in our spare time?
On Sundays no less?
Well it’s easy….
We’re young-ish adults.
And we’re under a lot of stress!
Watching stand-up comedy is a survival tactic, pure and simple.
Comedy shows let us laugh off some steam in the midst of raising two toddlers, managing our finances, and trying to help the world in some way.
***Disclaimer: I’m not a TV hobbyist***
((slight tangent alert))
“When do you ever stay on topic?” I hear you say.
What I mean is…watching TV is not one of my beloved hobbies. It definitely COULD be…I enjoy TV (especially Korean dramas); I think shows and movies are interesting, entertaining, and can be useful tools. But *I* don’t want to become a tool myself, by sitting in front of the “boob tube” all day.
But TV is…extremely…seductive.
“On average, American adults are watching 5 HOURS AND 3 MINUTES of television per day.”1
FIVE hours per day
Instead of watching TV for 5 hours a day you could, in a year:
1. Ace your GED/GRE and go to university
2. Volunteer and help people in your community
3. Get some awesome hobbies
4. Become an amazing gardener
5. Start a business and become a millionaire
6. Study the stock market and become a millionaire
7. Study your wife/husband/kids/parents and become the most attentive family member in the world
8. Learn to be an awesome chef
9. Learn to code and build your own websites
10. Become a world famous artist
11. Create your own theorems to prove the existence of God
12. Write your life story which becomes an international bestseller
or…you could watch tv.
So we don’t watch TV during the week. Only on the weekends. But I’ll tell you more in a different post.
But on some nights, after we’ve gotten the kids to sleep…we like to put on a comedian to laugh, release some endorphins and loosen up.
But here’s the key: We usually watch CHRISTIAN comedians.
“Wait, what??? Christians?!” You say
“Those lames? Don’t tell me THAT “muy guapo” guy’s a Christian? But…he didn’t try to convert me and he wasn’t weird. Ok, he was weird, but he was funny. Christians aren’t funny!” I hear you exclaim.
Um…actually they are.
Some Christians are pretty funny and some are lame. That’s because…they’re just people.
I like Jim Gaffigan because he doesn’t pretend like he’s perfect. He knows he’s not, and he knows that’s the norm.
But that’s not why we watch Christian comedians.
We watch them because: we don’t like lots of cursing, graphic and raunchy sex jokes…(I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a finely crafted, sexy innuendo; but when you’re talking about bodily fluids, using props and dry-humping a stage…count me out).
We also don’t like jokes about cheating on your husband, sleeping around on your wife, saying it’s ok to beat your wife, etc…we try to watch things that don’t make us feel like we need to shower our insides after seeing it.
That’s why Jim Gaffigan’s comedy is perfect. He is hilarious and he’s just really relateable.
So I’ll be featuring comedians on here on Sundays sometimes, so you can watch some of the fun stuff we’re watching.
Below are some Jim Gaffigan comedy specials you can stream on Amazon if you’re looking for a funny Sunday show.
Or you can see if they have them at your local library ^_^
And if you really like him…like I do, you can check out the TWO BOOKS he’s written here on Amazon, or at your local library ^_^
DANG IT! If it weren’t wasn’t closed I’d run and get these, I’d go to the library and get these books today!
You wanna get really nerdy? Here’s an NPR interview with Jim Gaffigan ^_^
which is also really funny
p.s. If you see words, posters, or links in my post, those are things that I’ve handpicked and put in my blog especially for you. They lead to more information and if you like, you can buy what is featured; it’s usually a book, an online movie rental, or a cool product.