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Jim Gaffigan: How wife's brain surgery led to ban on Hot Pockets jokes

Jim Gaffigan: How wife's brain surgery led to ban on Hot Pockets jokes

Earlier this year, comedian Jim Gaffigan decided to leave the food jokes at home.

Domino’s Pasta Bread Bowls, McDonald’s french fries and Hot Pockets, the usual suspects of Gaffigan’s fast-food wrath, have been absent from the comic’s Noble Ape tour, which stops at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Friday, Dec. 29. Replacing the carb-heavy humor is a less savory subject that threatened to end his standup career: the health of his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, who suffered a brain-tumor scare earlier this spring.

Jeannie Gaffigan had a “pear-size” tumor removed from her brain stem in April. Although the surgery was successful, Jeannie’s still in recovery mode, the father...

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