At this point, I think we’re all in agreement that Jim Gaffigan is a real actor person in addition to being a beloved stand-up comedian. Gaffigan next stars in Drunk Parents, a comedy led by Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek. Laughspin has an exclusive clip of the Jim Gaffigan Show star being a movie star.
Drunk Parents follows two upper-class parents who go broke shortly after their daughter goes off to college. Baldwin and Hayek, the titular parents, are forced to scramble to keep up appearances while figuring out how to pay for their daughter’s tuition. One money-making scheme leads Gaffigan to become their neighbor…requiring him to make a particularly shocking door knock.
Honestly, it’s surprising that the squeaky clean comic took such a racy role.
Daily Show alum Aasif Mandvi also stars as the couple’s wealthy friend, Nigel. Comedy fans will also enjoy seeing Billions star and Bonfire host Dan Soder pop up. Joe Manganiello, Ben Platt, and Michelle Veintimilla also star.
Jim Gaffigan’s acting career blooming
Gaffigan’s acting resume has quietly exploded from an unforgettable scene in Super Troopers in 2001 to a steady stream of indie films in the past several years. He notably starred in the ensemble drama Chappaquiddick as US Attorney of Massachusetts Paul Markham in 2017 and many loved him as the voice of Henry Haber on Bob’s Burgers. Drunk Parents is just one of six movies out this year with the comic.
The below clip shows Gaffigan playing an odd, creepy sublettor who makes overstepping boundaries an Olympic sport. In order to get extra cash, Hayek and Baldwin rent their friend Nigel’s home on Craigslist. Hayek forgets her keys and has to sneak into the house which kicks off an uncomfortable string of events.
Drunk Parents is now available in select theaters and On Demand including DIRECTV.