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For Jim Gaffigan, performing at Allentown Fair, stand-up is his 'oxygen'

For Jim Gaffigan, performing at Allentown Fair, stand-up is his 'oxygen'

There are two types of married comics. There's the Louis C.K. type, who demonizes his ex-wife in hilarious fashion. That's nothing new. And old-school comic fans are well acquainted with the "Take My Wife" bits of Borscht Belt icon Henny Youngman. Then there is Jim Gaffigan. His wife Jeannie isn't a target. She's the Illinois native's collaborator in the ultimate sense. The Gaffigans have five children. The family of seven lives in Manhattan, but that's another story. The Gaffigans also work together. Their experiences have inspired the amusing sitcom, "The Jim Gaffigan Show," which debuted on TV Land last month. The show is about a...

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