IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY
JIM GAFFIGAN (George) is well-known to audiences for not
television and movie performances but also his stand-up comedy. In
the latter field, he is one of the most successful of touring comics as
well as among those with the highest number of appearances on both
Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
His Beyond the Pale Comedy Central special DVD was certified
platinum, selling over 150,000 copies, with the CD selling over
170,000 copies. His 2008 Comedy Central Live Tour, Jim Gaffigan: The
Sexy Tour, encompassing 50 sold-out shows, was recorded for a new
Comedy Central special. The accompanying DVD and CD, both entitled
King Baby, were released in late March.
Mr. Gaffigan has costarred or played recurring roles on several TV
shows, including The Ellen Show, That â€˜70s Show, and Ed. He has also
guest-starred on Flight of the Conchords, Sex and the City, and each
of the Law & Order shows, among others. Most recently, he was a
series regular on My Boys.
He has appeared in, among other films, Sam Mendes' Away We Go,
also for Focus Features; Nanette Burstein's Going the Distance; Danny
Leiner's The Great New Wonderful; Broken Lizard's Super Troopers;
David O. Russell's Three Kings; Gary Winick's 13 Going on 30; Marco
Schnabel's The Love Guru; Sol Tryon's The Living Wake; Burr Steers'
17 Again; and Hilary Brougher's Stephanie Daley. Among his upcoming
movies are David Garrett's Ten Stories Tall and George Ratliff's
Mr. Gaffigan was the co-writer, and voice of all the characters on Pale
Force, the superhero crime-fighting series that he created with Conan
O'Brien on NBC.com. In addition to its weekly airings on the Internet,
episodes also premiered on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The twoseason,
40-episode series was nominated for Broadband Emmy and
His award-winning commercials campaigns include ones for Sierra
Mist, Rolling Rock, Saturn, and ESPN; for his body of work in this field,
he was honored by Business Week as Salesman of the Year.
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