When: Sun., July 10, 7 p.m. 2016
Not 30 seconds after he’s taken the stage in his 2012 special Mr. Universe, stand-up Jim Gaffigan has already gotten an applause break. “Oh, he’s doing that voice already,” Gaffigan says, in reference to his second-most famous gag (after, of course, the thing about the Hot Pockets) — it’s the high-pitched internal monologue of an imaginary audience member, confused by the act to the point of being concerned for Gaffigan’s well-being. Ironically, Gaffigan’s act, largely food-centric observational comedy, is as accessible as can be. Famously family-friendly (his writing partner is also his wife and mother of his five children), Gaffigan is also an old-school laughs-per-minute comic with a jazz drummer’s sense of timing and a TV show on which he plays a fictionalized version of himself. Like Seinfeld without the mean streak.