Albany Civic Center

March 16th 2024 // 7:00pm

Jim Gaffigan

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Jim Gaffigan is a seven-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, three-time Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life. His Barely Alive Tour will be making a stop at the Albany Civic Center on March 16.

Gaffigan is a top ten comedian according to Forbes’ 2019 comedy list and top ten earning comedian in Pollstar’s 2022 list. He released his 10th comedy special, Dark Pale, this year on Amazon Prime Video, an unprecedented achievement for the comedian/actor. Dark Pale was met with critical fanfare with The New York Times calling it, ‘his best yet.” He was also recently awarded for being the first comedian to reach one billion streams on Pandora. 

Gaffigan can currently be seen as the lead in the well-reviewed Sci-Fi dramedy, Linoleum, and stars as Mr. Smee in Disney’s Peter Pan and Wendy, opposite Jude Law and Yara Shahidi. Additional credits include Netflix’s Unfrosted, Susie Searches which premiered at TIFF last year and in theaters this summer, HBO Max’s Full Circle, Three KingsSuper Troopers 1 & 2, Chappaquiddick, Tesla, Most Wanted, and lead roles in Being Frank, and American Dreamer. 2019 was Gaffigan’s biggest year to date with an astonishing eight films releasing, three which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival including Troop Zero with Viola Davis and Alison Janney, Them That Follow and Light From Light – with many festival goers and press calling Gaffigan the “King of Sundance.” Gaffigan was also recently heard in Disney/Pixar’s highly anticipated animated film, Luca, opposite Jacob Tremblay and Maya Rudolph. 

In addition to two seasons of the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical The Jim Gaffigan Show, which he wrote and produced with his wife Jeannie, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from Portlandia and Bob’s Burgers to the HBO cult hits Flight of the Concords to dramatic roles in Law & Order.  

Tickets for the Barely Alive Tour will be available at,, in person at the GA’s Own Box Office on Friday, November 17, at 10 AM. There will be an exclusive, online only, artist presale on Wednesday, November 15, at 10 AM until Friday, November 17, at 9:59 AM and an exclusive venue presale on Thursday, November 16, at 10 AM until 10 PM. For additional information about the show, please visit