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Comic Jim Gaffigan Set To Play Toronto Mayor Rob Ford In New Series

Comic Jim Gaffigan Set To Play Toronto Mayor Rob Ford In New Series.
May 7, 2020 - 18:32 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

AMC will have a series about the late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his wild antics in the public eye. For the highly anticipated show, comedian Jim Gaffigan will play the problematic politician.

Mayor Rob Ford sits with Toronto City Council sits for the last time at Toronto City Hall on Monday, August 25, 2014. 

Rob Ford's Troubling Time As Toronto Mayor

Rob Ford was constantly in the headlines during his time serving as Mayor for his shady ties and drug addiction, he just could not escape the world of crack cocaine. He vehemently denied allegations of drug use until photos and videos surfaced of the Public Servant using crack cocaine. 

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AMC officially has a new series in the works to cover the very infamous Canadian politician. The dark comedy comes 4 years after Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's tragic passing from cancer at age 46. Big names in Hollywood are being attached to the series, prompting an internet buzz.

Jim Gaffigan at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, CA on 02/08/2020.

AMC To Make Comedy Drama About Rob Ford's Time As Mayor

The Sinner writer Jesse McKeown will be the writer and executive producer, and The Office's Ed Helms is serving as executive producer. Comic Jim Gaffigan has now been set to play the eccentric Mayor in the AMC series.

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Jim Gaffigan is a professional stand-up comedian who has reached incredible success in the world of comedy and was just performing his sold-out world tour of "The Pale Tourist". Jim is also a successful actor with over 80 acting credits in hits such as That '70s Show, Chappaquiddick, and Going the Distance.

Check out some of Jim Gaffigan's comedy here!

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