Fresh off winning Best Concert Comic at the 2014 American Comedy Awards, Jim Gaffigan is back to host a Gala featuring some of the Festival’s funniest acts! Join one of the world’s most popular touring comedians and his funny friends for a hilarious evening (that may include bacon). *Bacon not guaranteed
Featuring: John Heffron, Dave Hughes, Justin Willman, Ron Josol, Mike MacDonald, Judy Gold, Ian Edwards and more!
He wins at stuff: won the American Comedy Awards for Best Concert Comic
He’s a giant (not literally): one of the biggest touring comedians in the world
He’s got comedy cred: released his fourth stand-up special Obsessed, which was Comedy Central’s most watched special of the year and it debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s Comedy Album charts
He’s an author: his book “Dad Is Fat” also spent 17 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List
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He wins at stuff: won the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing
Humble beginnings: was Danny Bonaduche's side-kick on a Detroit morning radio show at 25 years-old
He's an author: is a bestselling author with his book I come to you from the future
He’s a veteran : he’s been one of Australia’s most popular comedians since 1999.
Humble beginnings: Before finding success as a stand-up comedian, he worked as an abattoir, a bricklayer’s labourer, and a shop assistant.
He hangs out with spiritual leaders: Hughes was one of the few people allowed to do a one-on-one interview with the Dalai Lama during his visit to Australia.
He's on TV: host of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and is a regular guest on Ellen and The Tonight Show
Humble beginnings: began entertaining at the age of 12, after breaking both of his arms trying to ride a bicycle while wearing rollerblades. His doctor recommended he learn card tricks to get the dexterity back in his hands
Fans in high places: was invited by Barack Obama and the first family to perform at the White House Halloween party
She stars in hit off-Broadway shows: has starred in off-Broadway hits The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom, The Judy Show and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.
She’s on TV: makes regular appearances on The View, Say Anything with Joy Behar, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Tonight Show.
She wins at stuff: has won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show and won a GLAAD award in 2007 for “Outstanding New York Theater.”