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Jeannie takes part in 2020 Stand Up for Heroes Comedy Festival

The 14th annual Stand Up for Heroes event went virtual this year! Jeannie was honored to be be invited to join the show to raise money for The Bob Woodruff Foundation, an organization that provides resources and support for veterans and military families.

My loved ones told me ‘real’ Catholics vote for Trump. Here’s my response


Part of America Magazine’s series of articles on the 2020 presidential election, Jeannie Gaffigan writes an essay detailing the aftermath of her husband, the comedian Jim Gaffigan’s highly uncharacteristic, profanity-laden Twitter rant against President Trump, and how some of her critics questioned her own commitment to her Catholic faith. Read Jeannie’s response below.

(Read the full article from America Magazine)

“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)

When Life Gives You Pears wins a Christopher Award

The Christopher Awards, generally presented each spring, are being delayed until October. The Christophers, though, did announce April 15 the winners in the book category of the awards, which recognize outstanding storytelling that lifts the spirit and shows how every individual has worth and can make a difference.

“Each of these special books can provide a welcome break from today’s troubling headlines while transporting you to a different place or time, to see the world from another perspective that can offer insight, hope and solace,” said an April 15 statement by Tony Rossi, director of communications for The Christophers, founded in 1945 by Maryknoll Father James Keller. “Books allow us to travel, in place, in time and in thought, without leaving home.”

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 Speaks at Marquette University

Jeannie was invited to speak at the sold out Marquette Women’s Luncheon, part of Marquette University’s Mission Week 2020. Mission Week encourages students to open themselves up to gratitude, to give gratitude, and to focus on the goodness all around. Prior to a book signing, Jeannie sat down with Acting Dean in the College of Communication Sarah Feldner to share her stories in front of 350 Marquette staff, faculty, students and alumni.

Jeannie’s Book Debuted as a National Best Seller!

PRESS TOUR

Jeannie has appeared all over talking about When Life Gives You Pears including the Podcasts: WTF with Mark Maron,  Mom Brain with Hilaria Baldwin and Daphne Oz, Kill Me Now with Judy Gold, Friends Like Us with Marina Franklin, a SiriusXM radio tour featuring, The Jenny McCarthy show, The Michelle Collins Show, the Jim and Sam Show, and Conversation with Cardinal Dolan. Radio appearances including NPR Weekend Edition with Scott Simon, WNYC’s All of It with Allison Stewart and interviews with Justin Kauffman’s Extension 720 and the Steve Cochran Show on Chicago’s WGN radio. Recent Television appearances include WGN-TV Chicago, Windy City Live, Build Series NYC, EWTN’s World Over, The Dr. Oz Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and The Today Show.

Jeannie and Jim on CBS Sunday Morning

Jeannie and Jim on the Today Show

PEARS IN PRINT!

September 23rd PEOPLE Magazine first serial, feature and photo shoot 

ONLINE FEATURES!

REVIEWS!

MORE PODCASTS!

EXTRAS! Click here to see insider videos that go behind the scenes of When Life Gives You Pears!

When Life Gives You Pears – Now Available!

Jeannie’s Book When Life Gives You Pears, The Healing Power of Family, Faith and Funny People is going to be released October 1st. Join her and Jim for a conversation about their Journey at Symphony Space. Click here to purchase tickets

Jeannie Noth Gaffigan’s Journey From Scary Discovery to Full Recovery

When Jeannie Noth Gaffigan experienced gradual hearing loss in her left ear, she was sent for a routine MRI. Noth Gaffigan, who, with her husband, is the co-writer of “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” and the mother of their five children, was stunned when the results of her scan revealed a large left-sided tumor in the posterior fossa — a small space located near the brainstem.

(Read the full article on U.S. News & World Report)

Jim & Jeannie Featured in WebMD Magazine

In 2017 it was discovered that Jeannie had a life threatening brain tumor severely compressing her brain stem. The subsequent urgent brain surgery, epic recovery process and ongoing therapies have had nothing short of miraculous results. Jeannie’s ordeal and the way Jim and her family dealt with it has become the subject of a large portion of the material in “Nobel Ape” and is the subject of Jeannie’s current book, When Life Gives You Pears to be released October 1st. Pre-Order here.

Marquette University Commencement Address 2018

In May 2018 Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Jeannie’s Alma Matter, Marquette University and gave the commencement address to the graduates.

This is the second Honorary Doctorate the couple have received, the first was from Catholic University in Washington DC where they also gave the commencement address in 2016.

2018 Christopher Awards

Jeannie recently presented at the 2018 Christopher Awards presented to salute media that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” Where filmmaker Ken Burns received a lifetime achievement award.


2016 Christopher Awards

Jeannie was a recipient of the esteemed Christopher Award in 2016 for her writing of the TV Episode of “My Friend the Priest.”

Profile in America Magazine

Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan were recently profiled in America Magazine in an in-depth article that explored their dedication to producing comedy amid raising five children and surviving a medical trauma.

2018 Mount Sinai Crystal Party

Jeannie Gaffigan was invited to speak at the 2018 Mount Sinai Crystal Party to honor Mount Sinai Hospital also speaking at the event was Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Jeannie was introduced by her husband, Jim Gaffigan.


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