Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
Slow and food-addled, Jim Gaffigan is nobody’s idea of a go-getter, but the Indiana comedian has nonetheless showed some real ambition in recent years. In addition to his stand-up tours, specials and albums, he’s expanded his acting profile with appearances in TV shows like “Law & Order” and “Bored to Death,” and movies including 17 Again, Away We Go and Going the Distance. Last year he even gave Broadway a stab, co-starring in a revival of Jason Miller’s drama That Championship Season, and this year he released his first book, Dad Is Fat. Stand-up is still Gaffigan’s clear medium of choice, though. This week he’ll camp out at the Pabst Theater for a record four nights of shows, concluding with his annual New Year’s Eve performance at the venue.