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“How to Be Amazing” with Michael Ian Black featuring Jeannie Gaffigan

Michael Ian Black, comedian, actor, author and creator of the informative podcast, “How to Be Amazing” is bringing back his popular in-depth interview program – this time in a virtual visual broadcast to benefit the Mark Twain Library.

On Sunday, July 5th Michael Ian Black reunited with Jeannie Gaffigan after working together on The Jim Gaffigan Show to discuss Jeannie’s book When Life Gives You Pears.

Words of Wisdom While Quarantining with the Gaffigans
(Art by Jim Lujan)

Quarantining with family can be tricky business; lots of light treading on the eternal quest to find a scrap of alone time. But imagine throwing five kids into the mix!

Comedian Jim Gaffigan, and wife Jeannie, are living this reality.

Bowery Boogie thought there was no better family to ask about surviving lockdown than the Gaffigans, and what they’re doing to pass the time. Not only are they normalizing pandemic isolation for everyone with their recent YouTube programming, but they’re using the drummed-up popularity to directly support frontline workers.

Bowery Boogie reached out to Jeannie Gaffigan to hear more about charity efforts, the best family movies they’ve watched during quarantine, and some sound advice that all parents could probably use.

(Read the full article on Bowery Boogie)

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, presents A CONVERSATION WITH JEANNIE GAFFIGAN

Jeannie Gaffigan joins The Sheen Center’s Interim Executive Director David Di Certo for a conversation about the importance of faith, family and laughter in getting us through these difficult times. She will also share how her own life-threatening health scare has given her a new perspective on the redemptive power of suffering, recounted in her latest book, When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith and Funny People.

Jeannie Takes Part in Story Collider’s NYC Brain Show

The Story Collider is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been working since 2010 with storytellers to develop and share stories dedicated to true, personal stories about science. On March 9th Jeannie joined Story Collider at their annual Brain Show to read excerpts from her book and share stories about her brain tumor. She detailed her thoughts during the uncertain time before undergoing brain surgery and facing the fact that she could have brain damage upon waking up. She asks the question: My brain is “me”, am I “me” without it?

Click here to listen to Jeannie’s story!

Jeannie Gaffigan on The Interview Show with Mark Bazer

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