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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
In late April 2020, Jeannie Gaffigan and Interim CEO James Winans had a conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on the homeless community and how The Bowery Mission is still serving New York’s most vulnerable neighbors.
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?
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.