By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by TV Land)
I was invited to the preview of the Jim Gaffigan Show’s second season on TV Land television network. What a surprise! As an entertainment reviewer, I cover many comedians and shows in Las Vegas and on TV. Jim’s subtle reactions and comic story lines stood-out for the rest.
Jim Gaffigan’s “The Trial”, a tongue-in-cheek parody of prison, trials, attorneys and more.
Jim was arrested without knowing the reason. You see Jim fettered with chains wearing an orange prison outfit and led by two prison guards.
Everything seemed to go wrong as the court appointed attorney refused to represent Jim and he decided to defend himself. Judge Judy, no relation to the Judge Judy on TV, warned Jim to obtain an attorney.
Finally Jim learned he was charged with being a dumb, ignorant, stupid white guy. How could Tweeting about a girl having her nails polished become so volatile? The women in the jury were annoyed by his tweet.
One of the hilarious scenes in “The Trial”- Jim’s discussions with his cell-mate, the famous comedian Carrot Top.
These were simple plots yet very funny.
“The Trial” held the audience’s interest with well written stories.
James Christopher “Jim” Gaffigan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and author. His humor largely revolves around fatherhood, observations, and food. He is also regarded as a “clean” comic, using little profanity in his routines. He has had several successful comedy specials, including Mr. Universe and Jim Gaffigan Obsessed, both of which received Grammy nominations. His memoir, Dad Is Fat and his most recent book, Food: A Love Story, are both published by Crown Publishers. He co-created and currently stars in a TV Land television series based on his life called The Jim Gaffigan Show.
Hailing from a clan of conservative Midwestern bankers, young Gaffigan had virtually no contacts or connections in the entertainment industry. In a 2006 interview for The Onion’s AV Club, Gaffigan told journalist and film critic Noel Murray he came from “a conservative family where you’re driven by security, and wearing a tie to work is considered a success.
You can choose any of Jim Gaffigan’s full episodes: “The Calling”, “Instant Mom”, “Ugly”, “The Jim Gaffigan Show”, “Younger”, “Soul Man”, “Teachers”, “The Calling” and more.
Watch episodes on the website or follow directions how to air on your TV.
Jim Gaffigan’s Show airs Sundays at 10 PM, ET/PT on TV Land.
Award winning Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated columnist featuring Show and Dining reviews, travel, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials. Suggest topics for articles or for questions please contact Sandy at 702-731-6491. firstname.lastname@example.org
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