Reviews for Dad Is Fat

AudioFile Reviews 2013 September
Listeners familiar with the author's stand-up comedy will love hearing this low-key, extended monologue about raising five small children in lower Manhattan. With his straightforward diction and pleasing voice, Gaffigan's performance strikes the right balance between his near-deadpan comedy delivery and the energy needed to keep a beleaguered parent engaged. Self-deprecation is the backdrop for the author's stories and observations, which all involve a measure of good-natured complaining. He's hilarious as he pokes fun at how his wife and five children give him no rest, living in a small apartment and schlepping around the big city. It's a fun listen that will help parents remember that suffering and laughing are both part of the deal when you're raising young children. T.W. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine