• Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. combine DIY aesthetic with traditional distribution for new specials

    There are two lessons we can learn from Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan– the trio of comedians who successfully self-released their own new comedy specials. The first lesson is that it works, IF — and it’s a big “if” — you have a large enough fanbase. The second lesson is that — and I’m totally going to use a horrible cliche — you can have your cake and

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    Jim Gaffigan wants us to eat our next Kit Kat like it’s a pan flute (Video)

    Whoa, whoah, whoah. This whole Jim Gaffigan explaining how to compulsively eat ice cream late at night thing wasn’t just a one-off? It’s a series of videos, of which there are at least four! The second one, which covers how and when to properly eat candy, went live this week. After watching, I promise to forever eat Kit Kats like they are pan flutes. Let us know what lessons you

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    Jim Gaffigan reveals his personal ice cream eating techniques (Video)

    Longtime fans of Jim Gaffigan will proudly remember the comedian’s six-and-a-half minute final track on his 2004 album The Last Supper, wherein he reveals the process he uses to prepare a microwaved hot dog. Well, seven years later, he’s back in the kitchen, generously offering more tips on how to enjoy our favorite foods. Oh, and reminding us that his self-released special Mr. Universe is now available on his official

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    Jim Gaffigan’s infomercial for ‘Mr. Universe’ is amazing (Video)

    Today’s the day, folks! Jim Gaffigan’s newest stand-up special Mr. Universe has finally arrived in stores exclusively online at JimGaffigan.com and it can be all yours for a measly $5– $1, of which goes to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps wounded veterans and their families. But, stop! Wait! There’s more… And yep, that’s Gaffigan’s wife (and writing partner) Jeannie pictured above and co-starring in the video, along with his

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    Jim Gaffigan is Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (Video)

    The similarities between Jim Gaffigan and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have been obvious for years, but with the release of this latest video, it’s more clear than ever. And it seems the dictator is kind of a huge fan of Gaffigan. We don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say Ahmadinejad’s message has something to do with Gaffigan’s self-released special Mr. Universe, hitting JimGaffigan.com on April 11.

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    Jim Gaffigan releases preview, backstage videos from self-released special ‘Mr Universe’

    The release of Jim Gaffigan’s latest stand-up comedy special — all 75 minutes of it — happens on April 11. Like Louis C.K. and mostl recently Aziz Ansari, the mighty Gaffigan will make Mr. Universe exclusively available through JimGaffigan.com for only $5! Stream it; download it– the choice is yours, so long as you got a 5-spot. Need some priming? Check out this preview below! And what’s this? Let’s peep

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    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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