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Comedy Central to Premeire New Stand-Up Special JIM GAFFIGAN: OBSESSED, 4/27
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Jim Gaffigan keeps fans full of laughter as Stand-Up Month continues strong on Comedy Central with the WORLD premiere of his new one-hour stand-up special, "Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed," debuting Sunday, April 27 at 10:00 p.m. The full uncensored special will also be available on the Comedy Central App the day after its premiere.
In front of a live audience at The Wilbur Theater in Boston, Gaffigan's obsession with all things food comes to fruition as he tackles a cornucopia of new food topics from fruit to seafood to donuts. Never without wry social commentary, Gaffigan digs deep into other obsessions as well, from underwear to weddings to not wanting to smell.
On April 29 the extended and uncensored edition will be available on DVD and Blu-ray and for download on CC: Stand-Up Direct, iTunes, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu and Target. Also on April 29, the "Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed" extended and uncensored edition will be available on CD, vinyl and as a digital album, which can be downloaded via iTunes, Amazon MP3, and other major retailers.
The Comedy Central App will offer fans who sign in via their cable or satellite provider the extended and uncensored special the day after air. They will also have access to a treasure trove of additional content from the #1 brand in comedy. The Comedy Central app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available for free on the App Store or at AppStore.com/cc.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/Gaffigan will feature preview clips from the special. Fans can follow Gaffigan on Twitter at @JimGaffigan.
Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy-nominated comedian, New York Times best selling author, top touring performer, and multiplatinum-selling father of five. The pre-order for "Obsessed," his fourth one-hour special ("Beyond the Pale" 2006, "King Baby" 2009, "Mr. Universe" 2012), has already charted #1 on iTunes, which gives Gaffigan five albums in the Top 25 Comedy category on iTunes.
In May 2013, Gaffigan's first book, Dad is Fat, was released by Crown Publishing and debuted at #5 on the New York Times best seller's list and remained on the list for 17 weeks. Gaffigan has had breakout guest appearances on many comedies and dramas ranging from "Portlandia" to HBO's cult hits "Flight of the Concords" and "Bored to Death," as well as dramatic roles in all three versions of "Law & Order." In recent years, Gaffigan has also become a mainstay on the big screen with memorable roles in "Going the Distance," "Away We Go," and "It's Kind of a Funny Story."
Further broadening his career, Gaffigan recently starred in his first Broadway production, "That Championship Season," alongside Chris Noth, Brian Cox, Jason Patric, and Kiefer Sutherland. He is currently on a 50-city national tour called Jim Gaffigan: The White Bread Tour.
"Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed" is executive produced by Gaffigan, Jeannie Noth Gaffigan, Alex Murray, and Brian Volk-Weiss.
Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, is the home for the biggest names in stand-up including recent one-hour specials from Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Jeff Dunham, Gabriel Iglesias, DL Hughley, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Al Madrigal, Demetri Martin, Pete Holmes, Bill Cosby, Jeff Ross, Nick Kroll, Patton Oswalt and more.
In addition to its specials, Comedy Central stand-up series include "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show," "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution," "Mash Up," "The Half Hour," "Adam Devine's House Party," and the upcoming "Comedy Underground with Dave Attell," premiering Saturday, April 12.