“Jim Gaffigan: Comedy Monster” Review: Reflecting on the Pandemic When We Pretend It’s Over

Jim Gaffigan is back on Netflix for his latest stand-up lesson, his sixth special available on the streaming giant. But that doesn’t make him a strange monster. Only his inner voice was making fun of him and others again. Right ?! For Gaffigan’s return to Netflix, stand-up comedians and actors took the comedy club aesthetic (brick walls and piano) and elevated it to a much bigger stage in Minneapolis. Is he going to joke about the pandemic? Yes.

Will she use her inner voice to express her confidence? Of course! Even despite the pandemic, will he discover some aspects of our daily lives and come into your place to tell us what makes fun of us? You know it.

Gaffigan answers this question and relies heavily on marching band history:

From the time they first sent soldiers to war, he wondered if they would fight him for his jokes. He’s never self-deprecating, ready to make fun of himself at this moment, for everyone different or not even someone fans think he looks like. He is still a devout Catholic, but he is ready to joke about his beliefs like everyone else. The biker and cyclist essence has a longer side, society’s fondness for attractive people and, as always, some good jokes about marriage and five kids.

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After he thanked the audience, something in his opening speech was a little louder this week. Do you remember when we thought about the pandemic was really over?

Many comedians joke about the pandemic. How come? Masks, rules, various precautions. Gaffigan covers this area and reminds us that the biggest surprise of the last two years has been discovering how many crazy people live among us. “It’s like exposing s*x to madness.” It’s one thing to be friends with someone who thinks big feet are actual; very different when you think Tom Hanks is eating a baby. Gaffigan will stick with the former and give up on the latter.

For a long time, too many people placed Gaffigan in the “pure comedy” category simply because he rarely swore on stage and was open to his beliefs. Some fans didn’t realize he had the advantage until Trump became president when Gaffigan’s Twitter channel became more sincere.

But he always had a slight advantage.

He was returning to his comparison of newspaper junk food with his daily routine at McDonald’s by Mr Universe in 2012. Or take his characteristic arrogance for the inner voice speaking of the ventriloquist dummy telling him the bitter truth is presenting the joke he just told. There was always more to it than a joke about his laziness. His love of the food or his pale skin. You have to be careful. At this point, a harder edge usually appears between the longer bits.

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The hardest part? Gaffigan describes a family trip to Hawaii and how much he is cared for by tourists himself. He had an excellent sunburn mood, some laughing at the zipper lining and snorkelling. Still, then he also had a backlash on local Hawaiians telling American tourists they stole the islands: “I don’t know how I got them for you should rest, but we stole the whole earth.”

He has a slightly more lenient attitude towards tax-exempt billionaires while expressing his political views with a simple question: “Who is actually your favorite billionaire pretending to be an astronaut?”

And he shows how Instagram legitimizes harassment and dangerous behaviour that almost got him into some real-life trouble. Luckily, Gaffigan’s only scary thing about his inner voice.