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Beyond the Pale | [Jim Gaffigan]

Beyond the Pale

Jim Gaffigan is a regular on the late-night talk show circuit and an in-demand actor. Gaffigan's talent was recognized, and soon he was making appearances on The Ellen Show, Ed, Law and Order, Sex and the City, and That '70s Show. During this time, he released four CDs of his stand-up on his own label and worked in films, with small roles in Three Kings, Road Trip, and Igby Goes Down. Recorded live in August 2004 at Giggles Comedy Club in Seattle.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Beyond The Pale is notoriously pallid and delightfully self-deprecating comic Jim Gaffigan's sixth comedy album recorded live at the Vic Theater in Chicago. On this album, much of Gaffigan's wry humor skewers the ridiculousness of America's obsession with food, touching on topics like spray cheese, the shame of purchasing a Cinnabon, the bizarre ingredients in fruitcake, how steak is the tuxedo of meat, and, of course, the many dangerous varieties of Hot Pockets. Laugh-out-loud hilarious, Beyond The Pale is guaranteed to satisfy any listener's hunger for live comedy.

Publisher's Summary

Jim Gaffigan is a regular on the late-night talk show circuit and an in-demand actor. Gaffigan's talent was recognized, and soon he was making appearances on The Ellen Show, Ed, Law and Order, Sex and the City, and That '70s Show. During this time, Gaffigan released four CDs of his stand-up on his own label and worked in films, with small roles in Three Kings, Road Trip, and Igby Goes Down.

Recorded live in August 2004 at Giggles Comedy Club in Seattle.

Track 1: Opening
Track 2: I Love Food
Track 3: Packaging
Track 4: The Grocery Store
Track 5: Eat Like an American
Track 6: Food Fast
Track 7: Delivery
Track 8: Spray Cheese
Track 9: The Case Against Cinnabons
Track 10: Dessert
Track 11: Cake
Track 12: Holidays
Track 13: Presents
Track 14: Eat Vegetarian
Track 15: Steak and Salad
Track 16: Eat Healthy
Track 17: Hot Pockets
Track 18: Weird
Track 19: Catholic
Track 20: Heaven
Track 21: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

© and (P)2006 Comedy Central Records

What the Critics Say

"Beyond the Pale offers plenty of reasons this quirky but entirely approachable comedian packs them in....the album satisfies, with the comedian sounding more relaxed and in command of his ever-growing audience." (David Jeffries, All Music Guide)

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Beyond the Pale to be better than the print version?

    YES! You need to hear it from Jim's mouth otherwise your just wasting your time, this is why I love Audible services!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond the Pale?

    Once again, Hot Pockets!


    Have you listened to any of Jim Gaffigan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This might be one of the best stand up recordings of the year it was released. It's like the Irish version of Chris Rock's Bigger, Louder, Blacker.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Ever thought Hot Pockets were funny? You will now!


    Any additional comments?

    If you loved this check out King Baby. Brilliant!

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    Yvonne 02-27-07
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    "Great clean fun"

    I love good humor that I can share with other people and this book fit the bill. You can share the laughs with grandma or your seven year old neice. I play it in my car for friends.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "an hour of laughs....with no profanity"

    First comedy title I've listened to. It was great. Gaffigan makes everyday life seem pretty funny. His humor doesn't require you to listen to every four letter word in the book.

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    Sammy2bt Newark, NJ, United States 01-30-12
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    "Visiting Google was an inevitabilty."
    If you could sum up Beyond the Pale in three words, what would they be?

    Realistic, Witty, Different.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Hells yes!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    This man astutely captures the American response to food.

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    "HOT POCKETS HA HA HA!!!!"

    Absolutely hysterical. Clean, witty humor. Refreshing.

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    "Gaffigan rocks"

    Gaffigan is absolutely hilarious! His Hot pocket thing will bring you to your knees! He does this thing where he whispers what an offended person in the audience might say and at first you kinda wonder what the heck he's doing, but in the end you'll be rolling! For the most part it's pretty clean, too.

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