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Catholic University Announces This Year’s Commencement Speakers: Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/21/16

This is cool, from the CUA website:

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and creative partner, Jeannie Gaffigan, will address the Class of 2016 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14. Gaffigan’s humor revolves largely around fatherhood, personal observations, and food. He has received Grammy nominations for his successful comedy specials, including Mr. Universe and Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed, and he is the author of two books, his memoir Dad is Fat and Food: A Love Story. Jim is known as a “clean comic” who doesn’t use foul language and who has incorporated his Catholic faith into his act. The couple lives in Manhattan with their two daughters and three sons. Despite a busy work schedule on their TV Land sitcom, The Jim Gaffigan Show, the duo tries to prioritize family life whenever possible, sometimes taking the family along on cross-country comedy tours. “I am delighted that we will be welcoming Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan to deliver this year’s Commencement address to our graduates,” said University President John Garvey. “This couple has changed the face of comedy and the entertainment industry by putting the great adventure of marriage and family life on center stage. I have no doubt that our graduates will be inspired by the Gaffigans’ commitment to their Catholic faith, which shapes both their personal and professional vocations.”

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Photo: Catholic University of America website

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