All Hail to Gaffigan! The World Premiere Stand-Up Special 'Jim Gaffigan: King Baby' Debuting Sunday, March 29 at 9:00 P.M.* on COMEDY CENTRAL

Mar 10, 2009
By ViacomCBS Staff

Encore Presentations Air Sunday, March 29 At 10:00 P.M. And Tuesday, March 31 At 10:00 P.M. And 12:00 A.M

Jim Gaffigan steps out from his throne and onto the stage of the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX in this never-before-seen comedy special, "Jim Gaffigan: King Baby," which premieres Sunday, March 29 at 9:00 p.m.

Encore presentations air Sunday, March 29 at 10:00 p.m. and Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.

Gaffigan is one of the top five comics touring today and sells out multiple nights at huge theaters across the country. As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan's clever, quiet style is captured to perfection in "King Baby." The all-new, laugh-out-loud special features the signature Gaffigan jokes viewers expect -- topics ranging from bowling to bacon. The man really likes bacon... "King Baby" proves no other comedian working today can romanticize laziness and over-indulgence like Gaffigan. COMEDY CENTRAL viewers, get ready to laugh at the King!

Both the DVD and CD of "King Baby" will be released in stores Tuesday, March 31.

Jim Gaffigan is a true comedic triple threat, having achieved major milestones in stand-up, acting, and writing. In 2006, Gaffigan's COMEDY CENTRAL "Beyond the Pale" DVD and CD were certified Platinum. Last December, Gaffigan finished his latest COMEDY CENTRAL Live Tour, "Jim Gaffigan: The Sexy Tour," during which he performed at 50 sold out shows across 25 cities. The tour culminated at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, TX where he filmed "King Baby."

Gaffigan's talent has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" and NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Scripted television guest appearances include an upcoming guest starring role on HBO's cult hit "Flight of the Conchords," with previous roles on "That 70's Show," "Ed," "Sex and the City," "The Ellen Show," "Third Watch" and all three of the "Law & Order" show variations. Gaffigan has also been seen in such films as "The Love Guru," "13 Going On 30," "Super Troopers," "17," "Three Kings," the independent film "The Living Wake" and "The Great New Wonderful," a meditation on the aftermath of 9/11.

In the near future, Gaffigan will reprise his role on the third season of TBS's flagship comedy "My Boys," premiering this Spring and in June 2009, Gaffigan can be seen in Sam Mendes' "Away We Go" for Focus Features alongside John Krasinski and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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