The Archdiocese of Omaha welcomes Comedian Jim Gaffigan to ArchOmaha Unite!
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. The Catholic comedian is known around the world for his unique brand of humor which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life. Jokes about his wife’s devout faith and the number of children they have are often a part of his act.
In his recent comedy tour, Noble Ape, the Catholic comedian jokes about losing arguments to his wife even after her recent brain surgery. Jeannie Gaffigan underwent a 9-hour surgery in the spring of 2017 to remove a brain tumor. The couple credits humor and faith with helping them through the ordeal.
Gaffigan, who is one of the world’s highest grossing stand-up comedians, is currently on his Noble Ape international arena and theater comedy tour, with dates in China, Japan, England, Canada, Paris, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Omaha! Gaffigan’s fifth album, Cinco, became available on June 13th and during that week, Gaffigan had 6 albums in the top 10 comedy albums list on iTunes. Cinco garnered impressive reviews, with A.V. Club calling Jim, “One of our most intelligent observational humorists.”
In December of 2014, Gaffigan became one of only ten comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden and a few months prior, Gaffigan had the honor of performing for Pope Francis and over 1 million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia.
In addition to his own television show, widely popular stand-up comedy and best-selling books, Jim has guest starred in many television comedies and dramas and major motion pictures.
Gaffigan currently lives in Manhattan with his wife Jeannie, and their five children.