Jim Gaffigan kicks off comedy tour in Pittsburgh
Comedian Jim Gaffigan, actor, best-selling author, Emmy winner — and, as he often wearily notes, father of five — is headed back out on tour.
Pittsburgh is the city where he will kick off his “The Pale Tourist” tour with a Jan. 10 performance PPG Paints Arena.
Gaffigan will then crisscross the globe, with performances in the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Canada before wrapping in June in Seattle, Wash.
Jim Gaffigan just announced he will return to Pittsburgh on January 10th! Tickets on sale Friday, October 25th pic.twitter.com/ycQJcLUjps
— PPG Paints Arena (@PPGPaintsArena) October 21, 2019
Gaffigan appeared in eight films opening in 2019, according to a release, with three — “Troop Zero,” “Them That Follow” and “Light From Light” — premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
This year Gaffigan also released his seventh stand-up special, “Quality Time,” Amazon’s first original comedy special.
He is one of only 10 ten comedians to sell out the famed Madison Square Garden arena, and he opened for Pope Francis in front of more than 1 million people in Philadelphia, during the Pope’s 2016 U.S. visit.
He appears regularly on “CBS Sunday,” where he weighs in with humorous commentaries, and streaming site Pandora announced Gaffigan as its most popular comic with over 647 million spins to date.
Tickets go on sale Oct. 25.
Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .