Slideshow: Comedian Jim Gaffigan Reveals New Book ‘Dad is Fat’

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan for his book, ‘Dad is Fat.’

CHICAGO – Just in time for Father’s Day, comedian Jim Gaffigan has written a new book about his adventures in Papa-hood, entitled “Dad is Fat.” The hilarious observational comic, known for his riffs on America’s food habits (“Hot Pockets”), takes on the rigors and rites of fatherhood as only he can. recently interviewed Jim Gaffigan about his role as author. He recently made a couple appearances to promote the book, at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville and in Chicago. Photographer Joe Arce caught up with him during his appearance on May 10th, 2013, at the UP Comedy Club in Chicago, as Gaffigan demonstrated the many faces of being Dad. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for

  1. GAFFIGAN1: Comedian Jim Gaffigan, at the UP Comedy Club for his book,‘Dad is Fat.’
  2. GAFFIGAN2: Jim Gaffigan demonstrates keeping an eye on the kids.
  3. GAFFIGAN3: Gaffigan looks out to the left for any errant activity.
  4. GAFFIGAN4: Gaffigan looks down in disbelief at what he finds.
  5. GAFFIGAN5: Daddy Gaffigan keeps an optimistic outlook on parenthood.
  6. GAFFIGAN6: Jim Gaffigan demonstrates that when in doubt, Dad takes a nap.
  7. “Dad is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan is available wherever books are sold. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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