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Jim Gaffigan Almost Quit Stand-Up After Learning Of His Wife's Brain Tumor

By Mustafa Gatollari

Comedy's a rough business and, like any line of work, to reach the top and to thrive there for an extended period of time takes a lot of grit, persistence, and dedication. There are some comedians who are lifers, and Jim Gaffigan's one of them.

I've been watching his stand up since I had braces and now, years later, married with a kid, I found myself sitting on the couch watching his new Netflix special, Cinco

To imagine someone like Gaffigan would ever stop being a comedian seems kind of alien because I can't really imagine him doing anything else...And that's more of a testament to his craft, not to my lack of imagination.