Since Jim Gaffigan will unleash his second book upon the world in less than two months, the veteran comedian visited Late Show with David Letterman last night to drop some knowledge about food, the topic of said book. While Food: A Love Story won’t hit retailers until Oct. 21, Gaffigan gave viewers a small taste (get it?) of what we could expect.
Letterman seemed puzzled by Gaffigan’s seemingly off-kilter infatuation with food. ”I love eating and I don’t like feeling emotions and food seems to mask a lot of that,” Gaffigan told Letterman. “It works.” And how, Jim. And how.
You can check out the Late Show with David Letterman clip below, wherein Gaffigan also expounds on how his fans constantly gift him with foodstuffs (especially doughnuts), teaches Letterman about the Bible and goes into great detail about the pure hatred he has for fish.
In June of last year, we reported about Gaffigan’s seven-figure book deal to write this food-inspired tome. His first book, Dad is Fat revolves around Gaffigan’s life as a husband and father of five young children, living in a walk-up apartment in New York City. Dad is Fat debuted at number five on The New York Times best sellers list and climbed as high as number four.
Gaffigan is also working on his own semi-autobiographical television series, The Gaffigan Show, which will debut on TV Land some time next year. The show will co-star Ashley Williams as Gaffigan’s wife, Adam Goldberg as his best friend and Michael Ian Black as his wife’s meddling confidante.