Jim Gaffigan on breakfast burritos: ‘Talk about a reason to believe in God!’

Comedian Jim Gaffigan speaks during SiriusXM's Unmasked With Jim Gaffigan hosted by Ron Bennington at Caroline's On Broadway on July 9, 2015 in New York City.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan speaks during SiriusXM's Unmasked With Jim Gaffigan hosted by Ron Bennington at Caroline's On Broadway on July 9, 2015 in New York City.

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While promoting The Jim Gaffigan Show, which premieres Wednesday, July 15 at 10 p.m. on TV Land, Jim Gaffigan and his wife and writing/producing partner Jeanine sat down with Ron Bennington of SiriusXM’s Raw Dog Comedy Hits to explain their working dynamic and how the show came about. But one of the biggest take aways was that breakfast burritos are what get Jim out of bed and into the studio every morning.

“My whole problem with acting is that it occurs way too early in the morning,” he explained. “It’s just — I don’t know why people have to get up at 6 a.m. to pretend. That doesn’t make sense. You’re like, ‘Okay, start pretending!’ It’s seven in the morning! Should I pretend that I’m not miserable? It’s way too early. It’s unnecessary!”

The one thing that makes those early mornings bearable? Breakfast burritos.

“The breakfast burrito is a beautiful thing. The breakfast burrito, I mean gosh, it’s unbelievable,” he mused. “It is insane. What a gift. I mean, talk about a reason to believe in God. Forget about this [interview] let’s get back to the breakfast burrito.”

You can hear the entire interview on SiriusXM Raw Dog Comedy Hits (Ch. 99) Friday (7/10) at 2 pm ET, Saturday (7/11) at 7 p.m., and Sunday (7/12) at 2 pm and 10 pm. Replays will also air on Opie Radio (Ch. 103/Sirius 206) Friday at 11 pm and Sunday (7/12) at 10 am ET. You can also hear it On Demand.

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