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Comedian Jim Gaffigan Coming To Salina

KSAL Staff - February 25, 2015 9:06 am

A multi-award winning comedian is coming to Salina.  Jim Gaffigan will perform at the Stiefel Theatre this summer.

According to the Stiefel, Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, New York Times best selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum selling father of five. His fourth hour special (“Beyond the Pale” 2006, “King Baby” 2009, “Mr. Universe” 2012), “Obsessed” premiered on Comedy Central in 2014 and the DVD/CD was released soon after by Comedy Central Records. “Obsessed”  premiered at #1 on iTunes which gave Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes. The album also earned a nomination for ‘Best Comedy Album of the Year’ at the 2015 Grammy’s.

In 2013, Jim’s first book ‘Dad is Fat’ was released by Crown Publishing and debuted at #5 on the New York Time’s Bestseller’s List and remained on the list for 17 weeks after. His second book, ‘Food: A Love Story’ was released in the fall of 2014 and debuted at #3 on the New York Time’s Bestseller’s List.

Jim Gaffigan will serve as Executive Producer and star in “The Jim Gaffigan” Show which will premier in July of 2015  on TV Land and Comedy Central. In advance of the show premiering, Jim will be on his latest national tour called CONTAGIOUS.

Gaffigan has had guest appearances on many TV comedies and dramas ranging from Portlandia to HBO’s cult hits Flight of the Concords and Bored to Death to dramatic roles in all three versions of Law & Order. He also starred in the movie The Experimenter that debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Jim Gaffigan will perform two shows at the Stiefel Theatre on Thursday, July 30th, at  7pm and  9pm. Tickets for both shows go on-sale Friday, March 6th at 9am. Tickets start at $49 To buy tickets call the Stiefel direct at 785-827-1998, or go online to stiefeltheatre or ticketmaster.