Jim Gaffigan is on top if his game with Obsessed (2014). Available from Comedy Central as a blu-ray or DVD, Obsessed also work very well as a stand-up comedy CD or MP3.
Those familiar with this stand-up will be on familiar ground with his material about food and family life presented in general audience friendly language. If you are not familiar with Gaffigan, Obsessed is a very good place to start.
Food is central to this comedy album. In one way or another the topic makes up two thirds of the show. Jim Gaffigan is smart enough to sprinkle other ideas here and there within this topic to keep things from going stale. My favorite is explanation as to why the old masters always chose bowls of fruit to paint still lifes.
The second third of Obsessed features a bit on public restrooms, family life, a two and a half minute bit on cancer that is nothing but superb in its perception of how people react to that word, and a fun bit on Mt. Rushmore.
This is very entertaining stand-up.
Comedy Central Records 2014
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- 66Jim Gaffigan on food under all its aspects and more. Solid stuff.
- 66Not my favorite Jim Gaffigan CD mostly because of the sound quality.
- 57If you like musical comedy this Comedy Central CD / DVD set will probably please.
- 54Second half of this comedy DVD is much stronger than the first.
- 50Our Comedy Central Records download, CD, and DVD reviews in almost alphabetical order although Christopher Titus is my all time favorite in this list. The reviews all contain a link to Amazon. Picture for the CD or DVD (if it is available in that format) text for the MP3 version.…