Video: Gaffigan Talks Indiana with Letterman, Gets ‘Cut’ by Colts

The jokester traded quips with his TV-host pal (you may or may not eat fish again) and had his fun with Reggie Wayne and Co. at training camp.

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan descended upon fellow Hoosier David Letterman’s Late Show Tuesday night to talk about, among other things, his new book (Food: A Love Story), his distaste for seafood (clams and oysters are “snots on a rock”), doughnuts, and Indiana. “[It’s] a great state,” he says. “There’s great people and great characters. I was back, I guess, a year ago, and I was in my hometown, walking around the Kmart—or, as we called it, the mall.” You won’t believe what happened next. Roll footage:

The funnyman, a Chesterton native, also posted a clip on Twitter to his 2.1 million followers after being “cut” by the Indianapolis Colts organization. Punter Pat McAfee, wideout Reggie Wayne, the now-injured defender Robert Mathis, and a few more players—and one luminary—make cameo appearances. A bit surprisingly, an allusion is made to yesteryear’s infamous canal plunge.

Gaffigan says he visits Indiana twice a year, and his last visit to his Hoosier homeland was likely in August, when he dropped a comedy show, introduced by McAfee, at the Indiana State Fair. That appearance put 5,300-plus derrieres in the newly renovated Coliseum’s seats.

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