Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author and father of five, Jim Gaffigan is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life.
One of the world’s highest grossing stand-up comedians, he is currently on his Noble Ape international arena and theater comedy tour, with four shows scheduled at The Paramount at 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.
In 2017, Gaffigan premiered his fifth one-hour, stand-up special, Cinco, on Netflix. The same week that the album version of Cinco became available, he had six albums in the Top 10 comedy albums list on iTunes. Cinco garnered impressive reviews, with A.V. Club calling Gaffigan “one of our most intelligent observational humorists.”
Along with Cinco, Gaffigan’s first four specials include Beyond the Pale (2006), King Baby (2009), Mr. Universe (2012) and Obsessed (2014). Obsessed premiered at No. 1 on iTunes, and the album earned a nomination for Best Comedy Album of the Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Gaffigan has appeared in the films “Chappaquiddick,” “Chuck,” and “You Can Choose Your Family,” has the leading role as the voice of Peng in the animated film “Duck Duck Goose,” and stars in the recently released comedy, “Drunk Parents,” with Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek. Gaffigan’s other film credits include “Three Kings,” “Hot Pursuit,” “Super Troopers” and “17 Again.”
In 2016, Gaffigan and his wife, Jeannie, ended their critically-acclaimed, semi-fictitious television show, “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” after two seasons on TV Land. The series, lauded by the Los Angeles Times as “fun and funny,” and by People magazine as “one of summer TV’s bright spots,” was written by the couple, who also served as executive producers and showrunners. The single-camera comedy co-starred Ashley Williams, Michael Ian Black, and Adam Goldberg and revolved around one man’s struggle to balance fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite.
In December of 2014, Gaffigan became one of only ten comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden and, a few months prior, he had the honor of performing for Pope Francis and more than one million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.
In 2013, Gaffigan’s first book, “Dad Is Fat,” debuted at No. 5 on The New York Times bestseller list and remained on the list for 17 weeks. His second book, “Food: A Love Story,” was released in the fall of 2014 and debuted at No. 3 on The New York Times bestseller list.
In addition to his own television show, popular stand-up comedy and best-selling books, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from “Portlandia” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” to HBO’s cult hits “Flight of the Concords” and “Bored to Death,” to dramatic roles in all three versions of “Law & Order.”
Gaffigan is also a regular commentator on “CBS Sunday Morning,” for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 2016.
For tickets to one of his upcoming shows at The Paramount in Huntington, go to www.paramountny.com.