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Jim Gaffigan kicks off comedy tour in Pittsburgh

Mary Pickels
Emmy-winning comedian Jim Gaffigan will bring his wry look at life to 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.

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.

Details: jimgaffigan.com

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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