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Jim Gaffigan: King Baby - stand-up comedy special DVD / Comedy Central television DVD review
Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America curledupdvd.com rating: 4 1/2 stars
Featuring: Jim Gaffigan, Jeannie Noth
Director: Troy Miller   Distributor: Comedy Central
DVD release: 31 March 2009   Runtime: 72 minutes
(1 disc)
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC

DVD features: Aspect ratio 2.35:1, Audio (English - Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Pale Force, Our Massive Planet, Never-aired British interview, XM/Sirius Interview, Atlanta: Meet and Greet on Demand, The Sexy Tour Friday Night Stand-Up, The Beyond the Pale Tour Friday Night Stand-Up

Jim Gaffigan's new DVD, King Baby, is just as enjoyable as his last outing, Beyond the Pale. His sarcastic observations are mainly aimed at the inherent laziness of people in general, spending quite a bit of time on various food-related humor, like gluttony and the magic of bacon.

Another characteristic of Gaffigan's stand-up is a higher-pitched voice he does that provides a self-mocking viewpoint from the audience's perspective. He often uses this to segue between topics and to present a counterpoint to his routine. I particularly enjoyed the bit on camping and being a houseguest.

On the special features front, this DVD has episodes of "Our Massive Planet" and "Pale Force" with Conan O'Brien. Another interesting feature are the interviews included on this disc. They give you insight into Gaffigan's personal life and some of his history coming up through the ranks of struggling comedians. They're very absorbing and good advice for anybody considering a career in comedy.

One minor complaint: some interlace issues are noticeable onscreen, but that hardly takes away from his comedic performance. I recommend you check this disc out.
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reviewed by Ryan Strampe
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