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Jim Gaffigan Will Host Amazon Prime’s First Ever Comedy Special

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Amazon Prime is stepping into the stand-up business this year, and it has already enlisted Jim Gaffigan for its opening act. The Indiana born stand-up comedian staged his seventh overall comedy special at the State Theater in Minneapolis on March 9th. Amazon Prime taped the show during Gaffigan’s performance in Minneapolis, and it will reportedly release the taped-special on August 16th as its first-ever comedy special. Although its still new to the idea, Amazon Prime has been able to add a few more showmen for its upcoming lineup of comedy specials. The streaming service has also ordered a special from The Last Comic Standing winner Alonzo Bodden; Heavy Lightweight will expectedly debut on the service this fall. Jim Gaffigan Quality Time wife tour

Jim Gaffigan Rolls Out Quality Time With Wife Jeannie Gaffigan For Amazon Prime

Gaffigan has collaborated with his wife and frequent partner Jeannie Gaffigan for his upcoming Amazon Prime special. Writer-Producer Jeannie Gaffigan is also directing the show for the streamer. The Gaffigans had most noticeably collaborated in the past for the Jim Gaffigan Show, a critically successful TV Land. sitcom that ran for two seasons before the couple called it quits to spend more time with their children. Gaffigan self-released his last special, Noble Ape, through production company Comedy Dynamics last year. This time too, Jim Gaffigan has joined hands with Comedy Dynamics for his upcoming digital venture.

As referenced in the trailer, Jim Gaffigan will bring his signature sardonic approach to tackle weighty social issues. In his Amazon Prime comedy special, Gaffigan will talk about parenting, body types, and social behavior. Jim Gaffigan Quality Time wife tour

Prime members can stream the stand-up special exclusively via the Prime Video app for TVs, connected. devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online. Subscribers can also download the special to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The special is up for a global release in August. It will be available on PrimeVideo.com for Prime Video members in more than 200 countries and territories.

Upcoming Projects

The multi-talented Jim Gaffigan has a lot up his sleeves aside from Quality Time on Amazon Prime. Gaffigan has ten movies releasing in 2019, with three of them having already premiered at the Sundance. As a father of five children, Gaffigan is also spending a lot of time with his family, meanwhile helping his beloved wife recover from brain tumor.

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