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Jim Gaffigan will be performing his NZ debut shows in March 2018

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Jim Gaffigan will be performing his  NZ debut shows in March 2018

After the announcement of the cancellation of his 2017 shows, Jim Gaffigan is now back on track, ready to bring his debut shows to Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland in March next year.

Gaffigan is a Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and a two-time New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five, known around the world for his unique brand of humour which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life.

A giant in the world of comedy, 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. In 2016, Forbes named him as one of the world's highest grossing comedians. Additionally, streaming site Pandora recently announced that Gaffigan is the most popular comic among its users with over 700 million spins to date.

"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 (US)

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

With sold out live shows at some of the biggest venues on the planet and iconic film and TV roles including his critically acclaimed sitcom 'The Jim Gaffigan Show', the Illinois-born humorist is one of the most familiar faces in comedy in the world today. His self-titled, semi-fictitious sitcom, which was praised by The Los Angeles Times as 'fun and funny', and People Magazine as 'one of summer TV's bright spots', was written by Jim and his wife Jeannie who both also served as executive producers and showrunners. The single-camera comedy revolved around one man's struggle to balance fatherhood, stand-up comedy and an insatiable appetite.

In 2013, Jim's first book 'Dad Is Fat' was released by Crown Publishing and debuted at no. 5 on The New York Times Best Sellers List and remained on the list for 17 weeks. His second book 'Food: A Love Story' was released in 2014 and debuted at no. 3 on The New York Times Best Sellers List.

This January, Gaffigan premiered his fifth one hour stand up special 'Cinco' on Netflix. The album version of 'Cinco' Gaffigan's fifth album, became available on June 13th and during that week, Gaffigan had 6 albums in the top 10 comedy albums list on iTunes.

In an unprecedented deal, 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 premiered at no. 1 on iTunes which marked the fifth time Gaffigan reached the Top 25 Comedy Category on iTunes. The album also earned a nomination for 'Best Comedy Album of the Year' at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

In addition to his own television show, widely popular stand-up comedy and best-selling books, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, including all three versions of 'Law & Order' (Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Criminal Intent). On the big screen, his credits include 'Three Kings', 'Hot Pursuit', 'Super Troopers', 'Experimenter', 'Chuck' and 17 Again amongst many others.

Coming in April 2018, Gaffigan takes a dramatic turn in Entertainment Studio's 'Chappaquiddick' opposite Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern and Kate Mara. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year and was immediately acquired by Entertainment Studio's for $20 million. Additionally, he recently wrapped production as the leading man in 'Cold Iron Pictures' and Imagine Entertainment's comedy 'You Can Choose Your Family'.

Gaffigan's other upcoming films include the Bron Studios comedy 'Drunk Parent's' (Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek) and the leading role in Original Force Animation's 'Duck Duck Goose' (Carl Reiner, Stephen Fry). Gaffigan will soon begin production on the dramatic thriller 'Them That Follow'.

Don't miss your chance to catch Jim Gaffigan's amusing shows next summer!