• Inspired by Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan announces he’ll self release his new comedy special

    Jim Gaffigan has announced that he will make a new comedy special available through his website as a digital download costing $5. The special — Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe — will go on sale in April on JimGaffigan.com. It seems that the Louis C.K. business model is catching on. Gaffigan directly acknowledges as much, stating that he was inspired by the success C.K. had in distributing Live at the Beacon

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    Laughfest comedians speak out about healing through comedy

    You may or may not have noticed that we here at Laughspin have been pushing the upcoming Gilda’s Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Michigan pretty hard. I’m not about to try to convince you that we’ve been unbiased in our editorial coverage, our Tweets and our Facebook links; we’re biased. We love Laughfest. I was lucky enough to attend the inaugural fest for a few days last year; I was also

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    Gilda’s LaughFest will feature Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and more

    Jim Gaffigan, Whoopi Goldberg, Marc Maron and a seemingly endless list of other big name comedians are scheduled to perform at the second annual Gilda’s LaughFest, to be held in Grand Rapids, MI next year from March 8 -18. The festival has a unique position within the country’s other comedy festivals, as it was created by Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids to help raise money for its center — one of

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    Watch Jim Gaffigan in nine different HTC Titan smartphone promos

    I love my iPhone. Then again, I’ve never had another Smartphone. I might really like this HTC Titan contraption if I actually tried it. But who has time to experiment? Not me. I did, however, have time to watch all nine promo videos for said phone, starring the mighty Jim Gaffigan and co-starring a likable, 14-pound young dude in glasses. These shits are well-written and super fun to watch. I

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    Jim Gaffigan sells biographical comedy to NBC

    Jim Gaffigan, he who continues to sell out large theaters across the country and otherwise prove his versatility — Broadway, anyone? — just might extend his reach in the comedy world even more. NBC has purchased a single-camera comedy from the man, Deadline reports. And by all accounts, it’s looking to be a biographical show centered around a lazy guy (which Gaffigan clearly admits he is) married to a strong

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    Jon Stewart, Ricky Gervais, Jim Gaffigan, join for Bob Woodruff Foundation event at NY Comedy Fest

    With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 behind us, let us not allow this surge of patriotism die down just yet. Some of your favorite comedians certainly haven’t. The Bob Woodruff Foundation has partnered with the New York Comedy Festival for the fifth straight year to bring you Stand Up For Heroes, scheduled for Nov. 9 at the Beacon Theater in New York City. The event supports those brave men and

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    Jim Gaffigan to Jimmy Fallon: “I feel like I’m living with a bunch of drunk people” (Video)

    Last night, Jim Gaffigan stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for a leisurely chat, which mostly centered around his growing brood at home. The procreation machine and his wife recently had their fourth child. Four! “I feel like I’m living with a bunch of drunk people,” he told Fallon. After working through some new material about his kids, Gaffigan got serious (kind of) to talk about the charity work

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    Tom Papa lands ongoing radio show on SiriusXM; guests to include Jim Norton, Kathleen Madigan, Jeff Garlin

    Originally a four-week special on Sirius XM Radio’s Raw Dog Comedy channel, Come To Papa adopts the channel for a weekly program tipping off July 29 at 6 pm EST. During its limited run, host and comedian Tom Papa interviewed the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Colin Quinn, Nick DiPaolo and Rob Zombie. The series kicks off with the incomparable Carl Reiner, during which the two will discuss Reiner’s past and

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    Jim Gaffigan joins Snickers to fight nationwide hunger (Video)

    If there’s one thing Jim Gaffigan knows a lot about, its comedy. If there are two things Jim Gaffigan knows about, it’s comedy and making babies (he’s got four kids). Ok, let’s say there are three things Jim Gaffigan knows about. These things would be comedy, making babies and food. And since Snickers really has nothing to do with the former two things, it only made sense that they —

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    Video: Eugene Mirman uses Kickstarter to fund Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

    Old and busted: corporate sponsorship. New hotness: Kickstarter-funded ventures. So that means Eugene Mirman’s on the cutting edge of hot. The comedian announced that the next installment — the fourth, as some might call it — of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival will be funded by grassroots cash donated online, presuming they meet their $18,000 minimum. Even though Mirman says the fest started as a joke, it’s a big deal

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    Punchline Magazine analysis: Jim Gaffigan is more subversive than you think

    When you think of a comic who really speaks the truth, who really tells it like it is, when you think about a subversive comedian, who do you envision— leftist folks like David Cross or Janeane Garofalo; maybe libertarian Doug Stanhope? You know who you probably don’t think of is Jim Gaffigan. Gaffigan is a subversive voice, for the reason others consider him so middle of the road: He’s able

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    Greg Giraldo tribute on Comedy Central set for March 18

    A tribute to late comedian Greg Giraldo, who died last September, will premiere on Comedy Central on March 18 at 11:30 pm EST. Give It Up for Greg Giraldo will feature interviews with the comedian’s comedy friends, including Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Conan O’Brien, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Colin Quinn and Nick Swardson. The special will also boast highlights from every corner of Giraldo’s on-screen career– roasts, pilots,

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    Jim Gaffigan: The Punchline Mag audio interview

    For years now, comedy giant Jim Gaffigan has been selling out theaters across the country, popping up in movies and on television and releasing stellar albums and DVDs. And now, he’s adding Broadway actor to his resume as he recently landed a co-starring role in That Championship Season, a revival of the 1973 Tony Award winning play. But this weekend and next, you’ll be able to catch the famously pale

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    Jim Gaffigan becomes fourth stand-up comedian to join Broadway show casts in recent months

    Doing movies was soooo 2009. Broadway shows are all the rage now in the comedy world. Jim Gaffigan has become the fourth stand-up comedian to recently sign on to do a Broadway play, joining Chris Rock, Robin Williams and Colin Quinn (his one-man show Long Story Short). This spring, Gaffigan will join an all-star cast of actors in the revival of the 1973 Tony Award-winning play, That Championship Season. With

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    First photos released of new Zach Galifianakis, Jim Gaffigan drama

    The first set photos of Zach Galifianakis’ new flick, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, were just released today. The movie – also starring Jim Gaffigan and The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi (currently starring in The Last Airbender) — which is based on Ned Vizzini’s young adult novel, is labeled as a drama, but, judging by the author and the solid comedian casting, the movie will more than likely have

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