Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan stops by to discuss the long and painful journey to a career in the entertainment industry, from studying finance at Georgetown, to taking improv classes so he can overcome his fear of speaking in meetings at the advertising agency where he worked, to falling in love with stand-up and watching everyone else in his comedy class find success before he did. Jim talks why failure is such a great teacher, getting lost in other people’s expectations, the creepy thing about doing press, and why he doesn’t want power. In his new movie, American Dreamer, he gets the chance to play against type with a complex character in a disturbing thriller, and he shares how he could relate to the delusions of his character, the American fantasy of the “quick fix,” and the rewards of being able to explore a dark character. He and Bridget marvel at Joe Rogan’s abilities, commiserate over the repressed rage of comedians, and reflect that more dangerous than cancel culture, is the growing trend of leaving people out of the discussion altogether.

Full transcript available here: WiW49-JimGaffigan-Transcript

 

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Concretevol Thatcher

    This podcast was flying completely under my radar but if you have Jim Gaffigan I’m in!

    • #1
    • September 21, 2019, at 6:00 AM PDT
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  2. angelasg Member

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    This podcast was flying completely under my radar but if you have Jim Gaffigan I’m in!

    I second this comment.

    • #2
    • September 21, 2019, at 8:30 AM PDT
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  3. EDISONPARKS Member

    angelasg (View Comment):

    Concretevol (View Comment):

    This podcast was flying completely under my radar but if you have Jim Gaffigan I’m in!

    I second this comment.

    Love Gaffigan ….

    So I’m listening to the Walk-Ins Welcome with Bridget Phetasy for the first time too.

    • #3
    • September 21, 2019, at 2:38 PM PDT
    • 1 like
  4. Henry Castaigne Member

    You are referring to a shuriken around 53:30

    • #4
    • September 22, 2019, at 9:50 AM PDT
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  5. Patrick McClure Member

    I like both. Bridget is transforming to being more conservative/libertarian and is fighting it. Makes the podcast interesting. 

    • #5
    • September 23, 2019, at 5:31 AM PDT
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  6. Henry Castaigne Member

    Patrick McClure (View Comment):

    I like both. Bridget is transforming to being more conservative/libertarian and is fighting it. Makes the podcast interesting.

    I love Jim Gaffigan’s comment that he wants, the lesbian couple and the Mormon couple to sit together and laugh at his jokes. He is getting irritated that the left is starting to pester him to make jokes to get the Mormon couple to leave.

    The left can’t even accept a righty who avoids political comedy.

    This is what pushed David Rubin to leave the left.

    • #6
    • September 23, 2019, at 2:03 PM PDT
    • 1 like