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Jim Gaffigan, Live In Australia This August

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Jim Gaffigan, Live In Australia This August

Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five Jim Gaffigan is set to make everyone laugh this August as he embarks on his biggest ever Australian stand-up tour.

Last in Australia in 2014 for the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, Gaffigan, will be performing again in Sydney, before playing in Melbourne and Brisbane for the first time.

"Gaffigan has become one of the best in the business at stitching together a solid set. Jokes fly every three or four seconds, some barely finished before he moves on to the next setup." - The AV Club

World-famous for his unique brand of clean, family-friendly humour, the actor-comedian is one of the most familiar faces in today's comedy. He sold out live shows at some of the biggest venues on the planet and gave life to iconic film and TV roles including his critically acclaimed sitcom The Jim Gaffigan Show.

"An assured, accomplished comic, America’s Jim Gaffigan can be relied upon to engage any audience with his smart, no-nonsense routines." - Chortle (UK)

Gaffigan is one of only ten comics in history to sell out New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and has performed for Pope Francis and over a million people at Philadelphia’s Festival of Families. He is also Pandora's most popular comic with over 647 million spins to date. He has also appeared on all three versions of Law and Order.

Gaffigan’s classically observational stand-up largely deals with balancing fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite (for food!). He and his wife Jeannie also wrote, produced and starred in the critically acclaimed, single-camera television show for two seasons.

His first book 'Dad Is Fat' was released in 2013 by Crown Publishing, peaking at #5 on The New York Times Best Sellers List and remaining on the list for 17 weeks. His second book Food: A Love Story was released in 2014 and occupied the third spot on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

"An expert craftsman...Gaffigan's true genius lies in his ability to appeal to large numbers of people from all ages and social scenes. He is the rare kind of comedian who is enjoyed by pretty much everyone. He is dirty and family-friendly, original and familiar, cuddly and disturbing. He's offbeat enough to appeal to underground fans of alternative comedy and clean as a whistle for the leno crowd." - Comedy Couch (CA)

This January, Jim Gaffigan just premiered his fifth one hour stand up special Cinco on Netflix. Netflix also purchased the exclusive rights to Gaffigan’s four other specials Beyond the Pale (2006), King Baby (2009), Mr. Universe (2012) and Obsessed (2014). 'Obsessed' earned a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

"Keeping up with Gaffigan’s observations and often sly humor could be a little dizzying for an audience that was constantly trying to catch its breath from laughing...It’s rare that a stand-up can do a full hour of material and never see a lull in the laughter. Gaffigan can." - Borgota Blog (US)

On the big screen, Gaffigan has starred in Three Kings, Hot Pursuit, and 17 Again. 2017 is set to be another huge year for him with six movies lined up for the big screen.

Grab your tickets and watch Jim Gaffigan conquer the stage with his fantastic humour!