I had the pleasure of seeing stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan this past weekend at the Vic, here in Chicago. The show was filmed for a Comedy Central showcase that is scheduled to air in January. Basically, he walked out on stage and I proceeded to laugh for an hour and forty-five minutes straight. I don’t know if you have ever laughed for an hour and forty-five minutes straight, but it’s exhausting. He should start a Jim Gaffigan “laugh the pounds off” program. The point is, the guy is hilarious and will be, if he’s not already, the next big name in stand-up.
If you haven’t seen Jim’s stand-up or TV appearances, perhaps you will recognize him from the recent commercial campaign for Sierra Mist. The spots feature five different comedians and are completely improved. You can check these spots out, along with several out-takes at the Mist Takes website. "Rock Paper Scissors" is my favorite.
On Jim Gaffiagan’s website you can see some of his stand-up material and several other commercials he has starred in. But be sure to check out the clip from when he hosted The Late Late Show.