Jim Gaffigan to star in Amazon’s first stand-up special

Jim Gaffigan. Picture: AP

The comedian also regularly provides humorous commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning.

Amazon Prime Video recently announced it will launch Jim Gaffigan’s seventh stand-up special, Quality Time, as its first original stand-up comedy special, to premiere later this year.

Using his signature every-man humour to deal with the unthinkable, four-time Grammy Best Comedy Album nominee Jim Gaffigan proves why the Wall Street Journal has anointed him the King of Clean comedy.

Quality Time will be recorded live at the State Theatre in Minneapolis next month.

“I am so honoured to be Amazon’s first original stand up special. This is going to be exciting,” said Gaffigan.

Gaffigan’s previous hour-long stand-up specials include Beyond the Pale – 2006, King Amazon joins the stand-up race Baby – 2009, Mr. Universe – 2012, Obsessed – 2014, Cinco – 2017, and Noble Ape – 2018, the last four of which were produced by Comedy Dynamics and garnered Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Album.

It would be a breakthrough year for Gaffigan. He is not only co-starring with Academy Award-winners Viola Davis and Allison Janney in Amazon Studios’ film Troop Zero, but will also be seen in a staggering nine feature films this year. Three of those films will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.

He will also star in two thrillers, including Amasia Entertainment’s thriller Them That Follow (also starring Olivia Colman and Walton Goggins), and American Dreamer.

Gaffigan can also be seen in Bron Studio’s comedy Drunk Parents (starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek), and as the lead in Cold Iron Picture’s comedy, Being Frank,.

In 2018, Gaffigan received praise for his dramatic turn as Paul Markham in the Ted Kennedy biopic Chappaquiddick, and for voicing iconic monster hunter Abraham Van Helsing in Hotel Transylvania 3.

Gaffigan also reprised his role of Larry Johnson in the Fox Pictures comedy Super Troopers 2. Gaffigan has authored two New York Times-bestselling books Dad is Fat and Food: a Love Story.

He also regularly provides humorous commentaries for CBS Sunday Morning, for which he received a Daytime Emmy award.

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