Ep. 1: Jim Gaffigan Opens for The Pope

  • by Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan
  • 0 hrs and 26 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jim Gaffigan is a very successful comedian and that means he gets to perform in interesting places for interesting people. On this extra special episode of Hold On, host Eugene Mirman brings Jim into the studio to tell a live story on the spot. The story in question? The time Jim did stand-up comedy as an opening act for Pope Francis in Philadelphia, at an event attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Eugene inquisitively pauses Jim's tale in real time to find out how he landed the big gig, what it was like meeting the Pope, and why a joke about Santa Claus garnered such a strong reaction.
In each episode of the Audible Comedy series Hold On, host Eugene Mirman (Bob's Burgers, The Flight of the Conchords) pauses the funny stories of comedians and performers to get the skinny behind the story. Featured and future guests include: Andy Richter, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Lisa Lampanelli, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bamford, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, and more! Enjoy new episodes weekly on Audible Channels. To hear the series in full, log in to the Audible app and click on the “Channels” icon.


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I enjoyed this story very much. I look forward to listening to it again.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Comedy