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Jim Gaffigan

Biography

Jim Gaffigan is a comedic "triple threat," having achieved success in writing, acting and in his stand-up career. At 24, the young auteur gambled the security of his quiet, conservative Indiana home town on an advertising job in New York. Thankfully, the move paid off. But the clever person that made such fantastic inroads in the advertising world was dying to find a public voice, and so he began moonlighting in comedy. In time, Gaffigan earned an appearance on David Letterman's show, and the two quirky-minded Hoosiers hit it off immediately. In fact, Letterman asked the understated comedian to develop a sitcom for his World Wide Pants production company. The show, Welcome to New York, was a big hit with the critics and Gaffiagan was nominated for a T.V. Guide award for Best New Actor in a Sitcom. Sadly, the series was canceled shortly thereafter, but his work in front of the camera was impressive enough to earn him guest spots on shows such as That '70s Shows, Sex in the City, Ed and Law and Order. Through it all, the performer has remained active on the live comedy circuit, releasing four CDs of live stand-up material and starring in a number of comedy specials for Comedy Central and HBO. In addition to his live work, Gaffigan appeared in movies such as 13 Going on 30, Three Kings and Road Trip. Not too shabby for a refugee from the advertising world.
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