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Watch Jim Gaffigan's Tribute to David Letterman

It's hard to believe it's Letterman's last week on the air. But the silver lining to that very dark cloud is that we're getting a bunch of tributes to the man himself, including this touching one by Jim Gaffigan, which aired yesterday on CBS Sunday Morning.

Jim Gaffigan Announces 'Contagious' Summer Tour Dates

Jim Gaffigan is going on tour. Gaffigan recently announced dates for his new tour Contagious, which kicks off this Saturday in Kentucky and makes stops in Seattle, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta, and more this summer. Check the full list of tour dates below, then head over to Gaffigan's website for ticket info.

Judd Apatow, Thomas Lennon, Jim Gaffigan, and More to Guest Host 'Late Late Show' Next Year

Before James Corden takes over as host of The Late Late Show in March, CBS has lined up a bunch of guest hosts to show up between Monday, January 5th and Friday, March 6th. The network announced the lineup today, which includes returning guest hosts Drew Carey and Jim Gaffigan as well as Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer, and Kunal Nayyar. CBS has made some great picks — it'll be particularly fun to see Apatow, Gaffigan, and Lennon as late night hosts — but apparently the network couldn't find a single woman to host within two months [...]

Watch David Cross Fool Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with a Magic Trick

Here's a deleted scene from The Meltdown, in which David Cross fools Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with the most amazing card trick ever. How does he do it?

Jim Gaffigan's Second Book, 'Food: A Love Story,' Out Oct. 21st

Standup Jim Gaffigan's second book, Food: A Love Story, is now available for pre-order. Gaffigan has long been fixated on discussing food in his standup, and the book finds him spending the entire tome discussing all different kinds of food (check out an excerpt here). The book is set to hit shelves October 21st. Gaffigan's first book, the New York Times bestseller Dad Is Fat, was released last year.

Jim Gaffigan and David Letterman Talk Jesus, Standup, and the Midwest

Jim Gaffigan made his final appearance on Late Show with David Letterman last night, where he and Dave chatted about why no one should live in the Midwest, what it's like to work on his upcoming TV Land series, and why it's impressive that Jesus was in such good shape, which involves the constant temptation of pretzel bread.

The 9 Best Standup Specials and Albums of 2014

2014 was a banner year for comedy of all stripes, including an incredible collection of standup specials and albums. While the year may have had fewer boldly unique specials than 2013, it compensated with an overwhelming number of solidly funny, well-produced hours from comics of all levels, with a particularly strong crop of debut albums – for each special on this list, there are three other great hours worth checking out. Nonetheless, here are our best albums and specials of the year (in no particular order):

Jim Gaffigan Explores His True Passion in 'Food: A Love Story'

Jim Gaffigan kicks off his new book, Food: A Love Story, by explaining his pedigree for writing about food. It's fair to say that anyone who's seen his standup will need no convincing that he's the man for the job. In fact, his food-love is so well known that he casually mentions the “lunatics on Twitter” who send him photos of crispy bacon, and concedes that many of his standup set lists could double for grocery lists.

Food, like his first best-selling effort, 2013’s Dad Is Fat, is a collection of light-hearted, conversational essays, some of it culled from his standup. It picks up exactly where that book left off — we’re [...]

TV Land Orders 'The Gaffigan Show' to Series

Despite not getting picked up by CBS in May, Jim Gaffigan's new show has finally found a home. Deadline reports that TV Land has ordered 10 episodes of The Gaffigan Show, which centers on Gaffigan's life as a standup and father "who struggles with an insatiable appetite" and is co-created by Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (Rescue Me) and also stars Ashley Williams, Adam Goldberg, and Michael Ian Black. While no premiere date has been announced yet, The Gaffigan Show will debut sometime next year, and Comedy Central will be airing episodes a week after they originally air on TV Land.

Ted Alexandro Is Seeking Funding for His Web Series 'Teachers Lounge', Featuring Janeane Garofalo, Jim Gaffigan, and More

Here's the Kickstarter video for Teachers Lounge, a web series created by and starring comedians Ted Alexandro and Hollis James that's seeking funding via the site. Following a music teacher (Alexandro) and a janitor (James) who hang out in an NYC public school's teachers lounge, the show features guest appearances from Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Lewis Black, Judy Gold, Judah Friedlander, Jim Norton, Dave Attell, Rachel Feinstein, Michael Che, Todd Barry, and Ted Leo, and is worth working into your comedy web series crowdfunding budget for the month.

Jim Gaffigan Plays a Congolese Warlord in the Latest Episode of Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show with special guest Jim Gaffigan, who is about as reluctant to perform his Cop Show role as a Congolese drug warlord (tasked with a bunch of product integration, no less) as hipster drug ring leader Amy Schumer was last week.

Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan Get Grammy Noms

The Grammys announced their 2015 nominees today, and in addition to the late Joan Rivers scoring a nomination for Best Spoken World Album for Diary of a Mad Diva, the Best Comedy Album category is full of impressive competition. The five nominees this year: Weird Al's Mandatory Fun, Jim Gaffigan's Obsessed, Louis C.K.,'s Oh My God, Patton Oswalt's Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, and Sarah Silverman's We Are Miracles. Hopefully Patton Oswalt follows through on his promise for another epic battle against Weird Al when the Grammys air in February.

Watch Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, and Ellie Kemper in "The Nobodies"

This week, UCB alums Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman released their new short "The Nobodies," which features the musical comedy duo alongside stars like Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper, and Tony winner Sutton Foster. According to Indiewire, the short evolved from Brown and Bratman's longtime UCB show The Barrel Brothers, which won Best Emerging Comedy Duo back in 2004. Brown and Bratman raised funds via Kickstarter last year to make "The Nobodies," which centers on Greg and Dusty as they "have to make a fantastical journey through their own identity crises. Neither one of these protagonists has a solid foundation when it comes to his approach [...]

Jim Gaffigan in Talks to Turn His CBS Pilot Into a Series at TV Land

In May, CBS passed on ordering comedian Jim Gaffigan's family sitcom pilot Gaffigan to series, but it looks like the show may be finding new life on another network. Deadline reports that TV Land has been in talks with Sony TV, the studio that produced the pilot, for the last month or so and that TV Land is "well down the road of trying to make the show work there." Deadline says TV Land is trying to get the actors' rates down for a lower budget.

Gaffigan, a single-camera comedy co-created by Jim Gaffigan and Peter Tolan (Rescue Me),  stars the titular comedian as a fictionalized version of himself [...]