Jim Gaffigan Announces ‘Noble Ape Tour’

Jim Gaffigan recently shared this analysis with his Facebook followers: “BREAKING: 2017 already longest, worst year ever!” But don’t worry, things are looking up because the comedian has a long list of tour dates scheduled through late December.

– Jim Gaffigan

Gaffigan recently released his fifth comedy special, “Cinco,” which the A.V. Club calls “the steak dinner of comedy specials.”

A.V. Club’s John Hugar writes, “In Cinco, Gaffigan focuses on the topics that have been his bread and butter throughout his career: food, family, and the general awkwardness of everyday life. There’s also plenty of Gaffigan’s signature schtick, where he imitates an audience member who is unimpressed with his material. Those staples are here on Cinco, but it’s hard to fault Gaffigan for being formulaic when the formula works so well. A Gaffigan set is like a really tasty steak dinner; you know what you’re getting, but that doesn’t stop you from anticipating it.”

Look for Gaffigan to show off his acting chops in the sports drama “The Bleeder,” starring Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Ron Perlman and Elisabeth Moss. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and a U.S. release date will be announced soon.

Gaffigan also appears in “Chappaquiddick” as District Attorney Paul Markham, alongside Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern and Kate Mara. The Apex Entertainment film tells the story of Senator Ted Kennedy and the tragic car accident on Chappaquiddick island that resulted in the death of Mary Jo Kopechne.

Following a few private functions and a handful of performances in Asia, Gaffigan’s “Noble Ape Tour” really gets going in April. Here’s the routing:

March 2 – Chandler, Ariz., Private Function
March 11 – Washington, DC, Private Function
March 22 – Beijing, China, TBA
March 25 – Tokyo, Japan, Good Heavens in Shimokitazawa
April 8 – University Park, Pa., Bryce Jordan Center
April 9 – Boston, Mass., Private Function
April 21 – New Orleans, La., Saenger Theatre
April 22 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
April 29 – Paris, France, Théâtre Déjazet
May 5 – Thackerville, Okla., WinStar Global Event Center
May 6 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
May 7 – Las Vegas, Nev., The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
May 12 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, Scotiabank Centre
May 13 – Toronto, Ontario, Private Function
June 21 – Atlanta, Ga., Private Function
June 30 – Tel Aviv, Israel, Charles Bronfman Auditorium
July 14 – Hershey, Pa., GIowaNorthwest Territories Center
July 15 – Atlantic City, N.J., Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Event Ctr.
July 20 – Kansas City, Mo., Starlight Theatre
July 21 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 22 – Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. Cellular Center
July 23 – Little Rock, Ark., First Security Amphitheater
July 28 – Lincoln, Neb., Pinewood Bowl Theater
July 29 – Broomfield, Colo., 1stBank Center
Aug. 3 – Jamestown, N.Y., Northwest Arena (Lucille Ball Comedy Festival)
Aug. 9 – Auckland, New Zealand, Aotea Centre – ASB Theatre
Aug. 10 – Wellington, New Zealand, The Opera House
Aug. 12 – Newtown, Australia, Enmore Theatre
Aug. 18 – Melbourne, Australia, Palais Theatre
Aug. 19 – Fortitude Valley, Australia, The Tivoli
Aug. 26 – Saint Paul, Minn., Minnesota State Fair Grandstand (Minnesota State Fair)
Sept. 8 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Theatre At Ace Hotel
Sept. 15 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
Sept. 16 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
Sept. 17 – Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 29 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theatre
Oct. 13 – Chicago, Ill., Chicago Theatre
Oct. 21 – Boston, Mass., The Wilbur
Nov. 9 – Raleigh, N.C., PN.C. Arena
Nov. 10 – Charlotte, N.C., Spectrum Center
Nov. 11 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Nov. 30 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena
Dec. 1 – Cleveland, Ohio, Wolstein Center At Cleveland State University
Dec. 2 – St. Louis, Mo., Scottrade Center
Dec. 3 – Bloomington, Ill., U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Dec. 27 – Orlando, Fla., CFE Arena
Dec. 28 – Estero, Fla., Germain Arena
Dec. 29 – Sunrise, Fla., BB&T Center
Dec. 30 – Jacksonville, Fla., Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena
Dec. 31 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena

An American Express presale begins March 1 for select dates. Additional presales are scheduled this week. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 3.

Visit JimGaffigan.com for more information.