At Home With the Creative Coalition brings you intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” with exciting and thought-provoking interviews with iconic personalities from the entertainment industry, from the boardroom to the big screen, from LA to DC.
Hosted by Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition -- the leading, national, nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization of the arts and entertainment industry. With an impressive list of accomplishments to her credit, including having won numerous awards and honors for her public affairs work, Ms. Bronk has a wide range of experience including Capitol Hill strategist, author, and speaker. She has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. She has also been a guest on numerous broadcasts and hosts a weekly segment on WBAI-FM.
Growing up in the shadow of five older siblings who were successful in business produced added pressure for Jim Gaffigan to follow in their footsteps. Ignoring the calling of his heart, he did what was expected of him, attended college and studied finance. But in the wake of his mother's death, he “felt like the line of thinking [he'd] been taught was broken.” In this episode, Jim explains how he made the shift from working for an advertising company to becoming a multi-award-winning actor and comedian. Jim Gaffigan is an American standup comedian, actor, writer and producer. His often-observational humor is frequently about fatherhood, laziness, and food. Considered to be a “clean” comic, he uses little profanity in his routines. Jim has had several successful comedy specials, including Mr. Universe, Obsessed, Cinco, and Quality Time, all of which have received Grammy nominations. He is the New York Times bestselling author of two books: a memoir, Dad Is Fat and Food: A Love Story. He and his wife, actress Jeannie Gaffigan, have collaborated extensively in various creative projects. Together, the couple have five children.